Tag: Malaysia

#China has the opportunity to help develop SE Asian countries under BRI: #Mahathir

#China has the opportunity to help develop SE Asian countries under BRI: #Mahathir

| May 1, 2019

The Silk Road connects China and Europe and is an important trade route between East and West. President Xi Jinping proposed the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) to further expand the connotation of the Silk Road, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (pictured) said, writes People’s Daily’s Lin Rui. Mahathir is set to visit China for […]

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#Brussels is Right: Malaysian PM Mahathir is Still Not a Champion of Democracy

#Brussels is Right: Malaysian PM Mahathir is Still Not a Champion of Democracy

| September 14, 2018

In the same week that India’s Supreme Court unanimously handed down a widely-applauded judgment decriminalizing gay sex, Malaysia made the headlines for moving in the opposite direction, publicly caning two women for attempting to have lesbian sex. The punishment, believed to be the first of its kind in Malaysia, drew sharp criticism from human rights […]

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Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

Global operation #CiconiaAlba delivers major blow to organized crime

| October 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Fifty-two countries and four international organizations teamed up with Europol to deliver a major blow to organized crime groups operating across the European Union and beyond. Co-operation with partners from the private sector was also key to this successful operation. Focusing on disrupting the most dangerous criminal networks currently active, investigators put an emphasis on […]

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Engineering degree accreditation best practice updated

Engineering degree accreditation best practice updated

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

Some 26 countries around the world have agreed new and updated best practice in the accreditation of engineering degree programmes described in a document entitled ‘Best Practice in Engineering Programme Accreditation’. The document represents a joint initiative between ENAEE and the International Engineering Alliance, which comprises the so-called Washington, Sydney and Dublin Accords. The countries […]

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Trillion-euro global high-tech trade deal agreed

Trillion-euro global high-tech trade deal agreed

The European Union, the United States, China and the vast majority of the World Trade Organization (WTO) members that were participating in the negotiations agreed on 24 July to eliminate custom duties on 201 high-tech products. The extension of the 1996 Information Technology Agreement (ITA) is the biggest tariff-cutting deal in the WTO in almost […]

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Global trade increasingly obstructed, EU annual report says

Global trade increasingly obstructed, EU annual report says

| November 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

The tendency to impose trade-restricting measures remains strong among the EU’s commercial partners, fuelling continuing uncertainty in the world economy. These are the main findings of the European Commission’s annual report on protectionism published today (17 November). “I regret to see that many countries still consider protectionism a valid policy tool. This goes clearly against […]

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EU investment negotiations with China and ASEAN

EU investment negotiations with China and ASEAN

| October 18, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Foreign Affairs Council (Trade) ministers today (18 October) adopted mandates that will allow the European Commission to negotiate investment agreements with China and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries (Brunei Darussalam, Myanmar/Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam). EU investment negotiations with China An EU-China investment agreement […]

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