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Asian News Outlook

On Monday April 20, the Chinese President Xi Jinping flew to Pakistan on a two-day official visit and closed a USD 28 billion deal in trade agreements and infrastructure projects which constitutes only the beginning of a series of accords totalling USD 46 billion.

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The World Economic Forum on East Asia 2015 was held from 19 to 21 April in Jakarta, Indonesia. This year's conference was held under the theme “Anchoring Trust in East Asia’s Regionalism”.

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The 7th World Water Forum, held in Seoul and Daegu, Republic of Korea, closes its doors today, April 17. It is the largest international event on water and it has been held every three years since 1997 on or around World Water Day.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Brussels has been cancelled. While the European capital is no longer among Modi’s itinerary destinations, France and Germany still appear on the tour agenda.

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China concluded its annual 'Two Sessions' of the National People’s Congress (NPC) and the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) on 15 March. The NPC deputies approved a number of important policy documents, including the government work report, the national economic and social development plan and the central budget.

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George Osborne, the UK’s Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced on 12 March that the UK intended to join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) as a founding member.

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The Republic of Maldives could again be falling into political instability after just seven years of multi-party democracy.

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EIAS News

On 8 December the European Institute for Asian Studies, in cooperation with the Taipei Representative Office in the EU and Belgium, hosted a roundtable on “EU-Taiwan Trade and Investment Relations: State of Play and Next Steps”, to present the findings of research conducted by EIAS and ECIPE.

On 18 November, the 3rd KINU Human Rights Forum in Europe took place in Brussels. The event was co-organised by the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU) and the European Institute for Asian Studies (EIAS) and was attended by 40 experts.

Ms Theresa Fallon, Senior Associate at EIAS, has been awarded the Vietnamese Ambassador's Distinction Award for her contribution to strengthening the relationship between Vietnam and the European Union.

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The Lodz East Asia Meeting conference is an annual gathering of scholars interested in Asian affairs, especially their political and economic aspects.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) and Stanford University (Stanford) are pleased to announce that applications are welcome between now and 1 March 2015 for the 2015 Lee Kong Chian NUS-Stanford Distinguished Fellowship on Southeast Asia.

The Young Initiative on Foreign Affairs and International Relations (IFAIR) invites students, young researchers and practitioners to participate in the 2nd Interregional EU-ASEAN Perspectives Dialogue, running under the heading “Building global partnerships – Which role for the EU and ASEAN?”, taking place between 14 and 28 March 2015.