Major Developments in South Asia, Friday, January 10, 2020

Location Map INDIA 1. (Update) Protest continues against violence at JNU. Hundreds of people marched from Mandi House to Shastri Bhawan in New Delhi yesterday to protest against violence in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) campus on January 5. Students, teachers and civil society groups including senior political leaders Sitaram Yechury, D Raja, Prakash Karat, Brinda Karat […]
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Major Developments in East Asia Pacific, Friday, January 10, 2020

Location Map INDONESIA  Chinese vessels leave Natuna after days of standoff with Indonesia. Dozens of Chinese vessels fishing in Indonesia’s exclusive economic zone left the area yesterday. “The Chinese fishing vessels are gone. They are leaving the area heading north. They are all getting out of Indonesia’s EEZ,” Vice Admiral Yudo Margono said in Jakarta. […]
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Major Developments in South Asia, Thursday, January 9, 2020

Location Map INDIA  1. (Update) Nationwide strike disrupts transport, banks; at least 10 injured in West Bengal. Millions of trade union workers pushed through with their nationwide strike (Bharat Bandh) yesterday. The strike was called to press for labour reforms and to protest against the planned privatization of key industry sectors. The India-wide protest disrupted transport […]
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Main Issues in East Asia Pacific, Thursday, January 9, 2020

Location Map INDONESIA 1. Widodo vows to enforce maritime rights in Natuna. President Joko Widodo yesterday vowed to enforce his country’s sovereignty over waters off the Natuna islands. He visited the island amid diplomatic tensions with China over maritime rights. He told reporters that the disputed waters belong solely to Indonesia. “We have a district here, […]
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6 January 2020 APAC Advisory – PNG: Search Warrant issued against Black Swan in Papua New Guinea

Location: Waigani, Port Moresby, PNG @-9.443996,147.0675459 A search warrant was issued by a court at Waigani in Papua New Guinea (PNG) for Black Swan International on December 18, 2019. The search warrant was issued by the court to find evidence for alleged criminal offences committed by the employees of Black Swan. A formal complaint was previously lodged against […]
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6 January 2020 APAC Alert – (Update) India: JNU attacked by mob; protests erupt in parts of the country

Location: New Delhi, India @28.5275198,77.0688977,11 Violence broke out at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi last night following an attack by still unidentified assailants. Masked men armed with sticks and rods entered the university campus and attacked students and teachers. They also damaged property on the campus, prompting the school administration to call in the police. […]
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9 January 2020 APAC Advisory- Taiwan: Presidential elections on January 11

Location: Taiwan @23.4747253,117.8396903,7 Taiwan is holding its 15th presidential and legislative elections on January 11. The island-country has a unicameral presidential system. The president and vice-president are directly elected, serve term for four years and may be re-elected for another term. The Kuomintang Party (KMT) was the country’s ruling party from 1928 to 2000, when the Democratic […]
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4 January 2020 APAC Alert- India: 250 million people to participate in nationwide strike tomorrow

Location: India @20.0507854,64.4174241,4 Ten central trade unions yesterday announced that around 250 million people will participate in a nationwide strike on January 8 to protest against the government’s “anti-people” policies. Major trade unions along with various sectoral independent federations and associations had adopted a declaration in September last year to go on a nationwide strike […]
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4 January 2020 APAC Advisory – India: Continuing cold and very poor air quality in Delhi

Location: Delhi, India @28.6923329,76.9512659 Northern India has been experiencing a freezing cold wave, with seven degrees Celsius as normal minimum temperature, and very poor air quality. The conditions have been affecting transport, with trains from the capital Delhi running late early morning due to low visibility. On January 2, several vehicles collided on National Highway 8 due […]
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