ASIA-PACIFIC COUNTRIES FORM WORLD’S LARGEST TRADING BLOC

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On 15 November, 15 Asia-Pacific countries formed the world’s largest free-trade bloc, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). The agreement includes the 10 nations that make up the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as well as China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. The agreement excludes the United States, as tensions between China…

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GEOPOLITIESE WORSTELING IN DIE STRATEGIESE KASJMIR-STREEK VAN GILGIT-BALTISTAN

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Gilgit-Baltistan se twee miljoen inwoners gaan op 15 November na die stembus om lede vir hulle wetgewende vergadering te kies. Dié liggaam, wat hoofsaaklik regstreeks onder Pakistanse beheer is, het tans minimale regte. Gedurende ’n besoek aan dié skilderagtige, noordelike streek van Gilgit-Baltistan, wat as poort na China dien, het Imran Khan, Pakistan se eerste…

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