UN aid chief raises women’s rights concerns with Taliban

Afghan female students walk near Kabul University in Kabul, Afghanistan, Dec 21, 2022. (ALI KHARA / REUTERS) KABUL- The United Nations' aid chief visited Kabul on Monday and raised concerns over women's education and work with the Taliban administration's acting minister of foreign affairs, an Afghan ministry statement said. The Taliban-run administration last month ordered […]

In blow to PM, 3rd Japanese minister resigns in a month

Japan's Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications Minoru Terada arrives at Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's official residence in Tokyo, Japan August 10, 2022. REUTERS/ ISSEI KATO/ FILE PHOTO TOKYO — Japan's internal affairs minister resigned on Sunday in connection with a funding scandal, becoming the third cabinet member to leave in less than a month […]

Minister of Social Affairs Conveys Strong Commitment and Real Steps for Indonesia to Fulfill the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

JAKARTA, Oct 20, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – The High-Level Intergovermental Meeting on the Final Review of the Asian and Pacific Decade of Persons with Disabilities (HLIGM-FRPD), has started this morning at Fairmont Hotel, Jakarta, Wednesday (19/10). The meeting took place hybrid from 19 to 21 October, and attended by 53 member states […]

Western smears failed in goal to undermine ‘one country, two systems’

Not a week goes by without the United States and its allies smearing China or the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region with fabricated stories. For decades, the city has fared remarkably well on the economic front, rising from an entrepot and labor-intensive manufacturing center to an international financial, communications, trade and innovation hub.  Notwithstanding this […]

New Philippine ePassport Renewal Center inaugurated in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Feb 21, 2022 – (ACN Newswire via SEAPRWire.com) – Hon. Teodoro L. Locsin Jr., Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of the Philippines, inaugurated the new Philippine ePassport Renewal Center in Singapore on 28 January 2022 in the presence of other distinguished dignitaries. In a bid to ease the ePassport renewal process for […]

Outcome uncertain as Japan’s ruling party to vote on next PM

Candidates for the presidential election of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party pose prior to a joint news conference at the party's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, on Sept 17, 2021. The contenders are (from left) Taro Kono, the cabinet minister in charge of vaccinations; Fumio Kishida, former foreign minister; Sanae Takaichi, former internal affairs minister; and […]

MOFA Fact Sheet: US hostility towards HK exposed for all to see

In recent years, China’s achievements have surpassed all expectations, and the United States has become increasingly paranoid. It realizes its postwar hegemony can no longer be taken for granted, and that its star is slowly fading. Ever since the United Kingdom-based Centre for Economics and Business Research reported in December 2020 that China will overtake […]

Sun sets on hegemony

Since the end of Cold War, the United States has been the world’s sole superpower, and it has been trying to build a unipolar international system. US hegemony is based on systemic supremacy as well as material power, and it is therefore intent on maintaining the US-led international system.  The US’ dominant position in international […]