FPDA allows New Zealand to retain links to some traditional partners in terms of defence ties. The former vice president has become the Democratic front-runner with primary victories across the country. We don’t currently see any major power competition, or conflict between states, that would constitute a ‘traditional’ security threat in South Pacific. Click here to subscribe for full access. Apparently North Korea’s commitment to fighting COVID-19 – which saw a South Korean official killed in early October – has its limits. New Zealand exports satisfy North Asian demand for primary produce (for example meat, dairy, logs) and an increasing range of manufactured / technology products;, and North Asian manufactured goods (machinery, vehicles, clothing) meet demand in New Zealand. A news alert is displayed on a mobile phone in Christchurch, New Zealand, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. Australian authorities have concluded that New Zealand posed a low risk of COVID-19 transmission to Australia, McCormack said. — Two of the most popular Philippine tourist destinations have partially reopened, drawing only a fraction of their usual huge crowds given continuing coronavirus restrictions. But Narendra Modi's government is moving to crack down on campus dissent. Does the public still approve of the government’s approach? But New Zealand will continue to insist on travelers from Australia going into hotel quarantine for two weeks on arrival. Two of the most popular Philippine tourist destinations, including the Boracay beach, have partially reopened with only a fraction of their usual crowds showing up given continuing coronavirus restrictions. As ASEAN countries try to balance China and the United States, are members ready for the global big time? Our security challenges have remained consistent for some time. The two countries separated by the Tasman Sea have long said the return of international travel would begin with a so-called Trans-Tasman Bubble. How does New Zealand view increased French engagement in Asia-Pacific, particularly their new ‘strategic arrangement’ with Indonesia? Is New Zealand well positioned to meet the security challenges of the South Pacific today? New research details major disparities in how suspensions are given to Black and Hispanic students and paints a portrait of an alarming problem with school discipline in the U.S. People walk past a screen showing the news report that President Donald Trump has tested positive for the coronavirus, Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, in Tokyo. Catherine Putz explains the background to Kyrgyzstan’s October 2020 crisis. In sum, we wouldn’t say that FPDA is ‘losing is raison d’être’ given the evolution of the arrangements. One of New Zealand’s leading national interests is to smooth the way for free trade in goods and services. Of Northern Ireland’s nearly 22,000 coronavirus cases, more than one-quarter have occurred in the past week. Significantly, we have worked with other FPDA members in a number of peacekeeping contexts. In follow-up to this point, how has China’s increased diplomatic and military assertiveness impacted New Zealand's strategic outlook? The update by the Health Ministry on Friday raised India's death toll to 99,773. New Zealand’s relatively small economy is dependent on the free exchange of commerce, but this is something we believe will benefit every country in the region. It’s also worth mentioning that we see great benefit in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) a negotiation involving nine APEC members, which promises to be a high-quality, 21st century free trade agreement that sets the rules for the region. In the eyes of many experts, New Zealand faces an increasingly uncertain strategic outlook over the next 25 years. But travelers who have visited a New Zealand “hot spot” — defined as a region that has reported three new infections a day over three days — would not be exempt from quarantine. Nor do we foresee any future circumstances that would cause this to occur. Is the FPDA still a relevant organization for promoting peace and stability and New Zealand’s national interests in Asia-Pacific, or is it losing its raison d’être? October 2, 2020, 11:41 AM Border agents recorded the highest number of apprehensions during any September since 2006. The U.S. military has contaminated the drinking water for almost half-a-million Japanese – but Japanese authorities can’t do anything about it. It’s the case that FPDA was a successor to arrangements for Malaya/Malaysia during the Cold War, and could be seen as an outgrowth of concerns around the Malayan/Malaysian emergency. Anti-CAA protests breathed new life into India's student protest movement. Early on, South Korea was touted as a model of COVID-19 containment. How can Filipinos, especially low-income families, stay at home when they are being forced into homelessness? Asia Today: Australia, New Zealand to partially open borders, How to watch ABC News' Joe Biden town hall, Scrubs brand under fire for 'insensitive' ad featuring female physician, Couple says they faced discrimination in home appraisal because of wife's race, Man who recently ran for governor arrested for murder of 12-year-old girl, Tourists walk along the shores of Boracay beach, central Philippines, as it reopens on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020. Ambassador Mike Moore is a former New Zealand prime minister and a former director general of the World Trade Organization. White House officials and congressional Democrats have negotiated for months over another pandemic relief package but have yet to reach any sort of agreement. In other developments from the Asia-Pacific region: — India’s COVID-19 fatalities are closing on 100,000 with another 1,095 deaths reported in the past 24 hours. Total cases jumped from 1 million in mid-July to more than 6 million in less than two and a half months. Not all U.S. presidents are missed once they leave the White House. Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said 35 local tourists came on the first day of the reopening of Boracay, a central island famous for its powdery white sands, azure waters and stunning sunsets. Can Japan's new PM get the economy back on track in a nation facing a global pandemic, mounting debt and adverse demographics? Australian states and territories have restricted movement across their borders to reduce the pandemic’s spread, particularly from Victoria state which has accounted for 802 of the nation’s 888 coronavirus deaths. CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia and New Zealand on Friday announced a partial opening of their borders to travel between the neighboring countries. Total cases jumped from 1 million in mid-July to more than 6 million in less than two and a half months. France has had a very long term engagement with the Pacific. We note in particular the growth of the Chinese economy, which has now overtaken the United States as our number two trading partner. South Pacific states are very vulnerable to even small environmental changes. By The Associated Press. The South Australia state capital Adelaide would likely become the next city to allow quarantine-free travel from New Zealand, McCormack said.
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