What's Next: July 16, 2016

German Chancellor Angela Merkel (second right) and other leaders attending the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, on July 15.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (second right) and other leaders attending the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) summit in Ulan Bator, Mongolia, on July 15. PHOTO: EPA

Asem summit ends today

The 11th summit of the Asia-Europe Meeting (Asem) is closing today in Mongolia, with its opening on Friday overshadowed by an attack in Nice, France, that claimed at least 84 lives. The summit, the first big international meeting after a tribunal's ruling in the South China Sea disputes, has also turned the spotlight on China and other claimants of the waters.


First DPP national congress under Tsai

Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party will hold its first national congress tomorrow since the inauguration of President Tsai Ing-wen. The meeting comes days after an international tribunal ruled that Taiwan-controlled Taiping Island in the South China Sea is a rock not entitled to an exclusive economic zone.


Fun ways to teach Chinese 

How drama can be used to teach pre-schoolers Chinese and the role of musical games in teaching a second language are some topics that will be discussed at a seminar and workshop happening today. The event, for Chinese-language teachers, is organised by the Committee to Promote Chinese Language Learning.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 16, 2016, with the headline 'What's Next'. Print Edition | Subscribe