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Ahead of Climate Summit, China Doesn’t Offer Significant New Goals

While world leaders gathered in Glasgow, Scotland, for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), China announced on Thursday (28/10) that it had no significant new goals for reducing emissions that cause climate change, even though the country is a major emitter of carbon dioxide. and various other greenhouse gases …

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Myanmar Absent from ASEAN Summit after Exclusion of Its Military Ruler

Leaders of countries in Southeast Asia began their annual summit without Myanmar’s participation on Tuesday (26/10). The summit comes amid a diplomatic stalemate due to the exclusion of the country’s military leader from the meeting. Myanmar skipped the summit in protest after ASEAN banned its leader general from attending its …

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Sultan of Brunei Opens Virtual ASEAN Summit

The head of ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations), Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah opened the group’s annual summit on Monday (25/10), through a speech broadcast on online. His opening speech at the virtual summit did not mention the exclusion of Myanmar’s top general but focused on issues of recovering from the …

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Myanmar Opposition Wants to be Invited to ASEAN Summit

Myanmar’s shadow government, formed by opponents of the ruling military, on Monday welcomed the exclusion of junta leader Min Aung Hlaing from an upcoming regional summit and said legitimate representatives should attend. The opposition also said it would accept a completely neutral alternative representative of Myanmar, who was invited to …

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ASEAN Agrees Not to Invite Myanmar Junta to Summit

Southeast Asian countries will invite non-political representatives from Myanmar to this month’s ASEAN summit. The decision was taken by ASEAN foreign ministers at an emergency meeting on Friday (15/10) evening. Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday (16/10) that the move to exclude junta leader Min Aung Hlaing was …

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ASEAN Will Consider Not Inviting Myanmar Junta Leaders To Summit

Southeast Asian foreign ministers will discuss the possibility of not allowing Myanmar junta leader Min Aung Hlaing to attend the upcoming regional summit, at a meeting on Friday (15/10). Malaysian Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said he did not want Min Aung Hlaing to attend the summit if he did not …

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UN Significant UN Summit on Biodiversity Opens in China

A landmark UN summit on protecting biodiversity officially opened in China and online on Monday (11/10), when countries meet to tackle pollution issues and prevent mass extinctions, weeks before the COP26 climate conference. Beijing, the world’s biggest polluter, has sought to position itself in recent years as a world leader …

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