• P.M. John Key and South Korea’s President Park Geun-Hye in Seoul, South Korea, March 23, 2015. Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

    A FTA with South Korea, and a new daily direct flight between Beijing and Auckland.Asia-Pacific,Air China,Air New Zealand,Free trade agreements,New Zealand,South Korea,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 24, 2015, 10:24 AM EDT
  • Vietnam’s P.M. Nguyen Tan Dung in Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw on November 13, 2014. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images

    Business Editor Michael Lerner digs into how erstwhile enemies Vietnam and Australia are warming relations -- and leaving Canada in the cold.  Americas,Asia-Pacific,Australia,Canada,Nguyen Tan Dung,Stephen Harper,Tony Abbott,Vietnam,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 20, 2015, 12:08 PM EDT
  • Solar panels at the roof deck of a mall in Manila on November 24, 2014. NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images

    The government’s current solar target, 500 MW by 2016, is a ten-fold increase from its initial target.Asia-Pacific,Philippines,Solar energy,Solar Philippines,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 18, 2015, 2:32 PM EDT
  • Tourists walk along Kuta Beach at sunset in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia, on December 25, 2014. Michael Dodge/Getty Images

    Indonesia expands a visa-free program to 40 countries and aims to double tourism by 2019.Asia-Pacific,Australia,Bali,Indonesia,shariah,Tourism,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 16, 2015, 2:51 PM EDT
  • Four years after the 9.0 earthquake, police walk along a seawall in Rikuzentakata, Japan, 3/11/15. Chris McGrath/Getty Images

    Japan will host a U.N. Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction and will demonstrate anti-disaster technology.Asia-Pacific,climate change,Japan,Japan Bosai Platform,Japan International Cooperation Agency,natural disasters,Shinzo Abe,Third U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 11, 2015, 3:02 PM EDT
  • Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, outskirts of Bishkek, December 27, 2014. VYACHESLAV OSELEDKO/AFP/Getty Images

    Kyrgyzstan to construct several dozen small hydroelectric power plants around the country over the next few years.Asia-Pacific,electricity,hydroelectric power plant,Kazakhstan,Kyrgyzstan,Silk Road Forum,subsidies,Toktogul Reservoir,Water crisis,Michael Lerner

    Published Date : Mar 06, 2015, 2:44 PM EST