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Fukunari Kimura: chief economist at the Economic Research Institute for Asean and East Asia. American tariffs on Chinese products will have negative consequences for US producers that rely on foreign inputs and in turn for consumers who buy the produce, he said.

The escalating US-China trade war and Brexit have exposed the extent and complexity of global supply chains and ultimately the dangers of acting unila(...)

 Chinese premier Li Keqiang, Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe and German chancellor Angela Merkel, who delivered a blistering critique on Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ vision.   Photograph: Reuters/Yves Herman

Fifty one EU and Asian leaders on Friday sent out a defiant alternative vision championing global co-operation and commitment to common international (...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un visiting a trial operation of a new type of trolley bus at an undisclosed location in North Korea.  Photograph: KCNA via KNS/AFP/Getty Images

North Korea and the US have exchanged strong words at a regional summit in Singapore, with North Korea’s foreign minister Ri Yong-ho accusing Washingt(...)

Cambodia’s prime minister Hun Sen  prepares to cast his vote during the general election with his wife Bun Rany (left).  Photograph: Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty Images

Cambodia’s prime minister, Hun Sen, has won a landslide election victory, a result that was seen as a foregone conclusion after a months-long brutal c(...)

Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi and Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte at the ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting in Manila on Tuesday. Photograph: Romeo Ranoco/Reuters

China will bear the main burden of enforcing sanctions against North Korea over its nuclear programme, foreign minister Wang Yi told an Asian securit(...)

The EU must work with Asean for common pressure on China to multilateralise its Belt and Road Initiative and to dissuade the US from misapplying hard power in the region. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty

Global politics are going through one of their most important shifts in power, strategy and influence of the modern era. Two hundred years of dominanc(...)

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un: US president Donald Trump has said he was operating from the assumption he is rational. Photograph:  STR/AFP/Getty Images

US president Donald Trump said a “major, major conflict” with North Korea was possible over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, while China (...)

Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. “We have 60 Irish companies doing business in this region, 15 of them have a presence here, so it’s massive to bring the President and the Minister in terms of developing new relationships”

This week has seen a flurry of deals between Ireland and Vietnam during the eight-day State visit by President Michael D Higgins. Enterprise Ireland C(...)

Malaysia’s attorney-general cleared prime minister Najib Razak of any criminal offences or corruption on Tuesday, closing investigations into a murky multi-million-dollar funding scandal that his opponents had hoped would bring him down. Photograph: EPA/STR

Malaysia’s attorney-general cleared prime minister Najib Razak of any criminal offences or corruption on Tuesday, closing investigations into a murky (...)

‘Flooding has become the new norm in many parts of the country, further exacerbated by rampant deforestation.’

The climate and me: The UN climate change conference, COP21, begins in Paris today. Each day over the course of the two-week summit, Irish people liv(...)

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