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Ignore the show for Lee Hsien Loong, Singapore and China are still at odds | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s visit to China this week was widely seen as a sign that relations, strained in large part by differences …

News (China)

Largest Aust navy ship arrives in Jakarta

Australia's largest and newest ship has pulled into Indonesia's capital as part of a tour to showcase what the navy can do for the Indo-Pacific …

China

Globalpolitics & diplomacy.com - World War I,II

JAPANESE WAR CRIMES, THE IMPERIAL JAPAN WAS SO BRUTAL IN WWII IN ASIA PACIFIC.WHY JAPAN STILL NOT SORRY ENOUGH?<p><b>The Nanking Massacre was an episode of</b> …

Japan

Commentary: The growing importance of China studies with Singapore characteristics

SINGAPORE: Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s official visit to China and its many positive outcomes are a welcomed assurance that Singapore-China …

China

Maritime court backs Ghana in dispute with Ivory Coast

An oil rig in Sekondi waters, Ghana. An international maritime tribunal has supported Ghana on a contested boundary that cuts through lucrative …

News (South Africa)

That Queasy Feeling Down Under

SYDNEY — Donald Trump long ago named his ambassadors to the Bahamas (the political donor Doug Manchester) and the Vatican (the political spouse Callista Gingrich). So on a trip the other day to Canberra, I asked whether the American president had nominated an emissary to this important if sleepy …

Opinion

China tells Japan not to abandon dialogue over North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - Japan talking only about sanctions on North Korea rather than dialogue will be seen as going against United Nations resolutions, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Japanese counterpart.<p>Tensions have continued to rise since North Korea carried out its sixth nuclear test on …

North Korea

Guyana remains 'imperiled' by Venezuela's claim to its territory

<b>UNITED NATIONS (CMC) – Guyana has reiterated the danger that it says it is still facing on its borders as a consequence of the territorial claims by</b> …

Venezuela

Australia Positioning to Help US Check China’s Maritime Expansion

Australia, concerned about its vast regional trade network, is joining Japan, India and the United States in countering Chinese expansion in Asia’s …

China

Filipinos still favor US over China, but gap narrows: study

MANILA - More Filipinos still hold a favorable view of the United States than China, but this positive perception has dipped under President Donald …

China

Kashmir issue should be resolved bilaterally by India, Pakistan: China

China dismissed calls by the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for implementation of the UN resolution on the Kashmir issue

Pakistan

Sriwijaya's trick of the trade in maintaining maritime sovereignty

The ancient kingdom of Sriwijaya maintained a successful society that depended almost entirely on the ocean.<p><i>Nenek moyangku orang pelaut</i><p><i>Gemar</i> …

Maritime

Boeing boosts Southeast Asia order forecast on strong demand

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Boeing Co (BA.N) said on Friday it had increased its 20-year forecast for Southeast Asian demand by 460 aircraft, the largest jump of any global region, as low-cost carriers make travel more accessible.<p>Boeing sees demand for 4,210 new airplanes worth $650 billion in Southeast …

South-east Asia

Slovenian PM cancels visit to Croatia in border arbitration row

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenian Prime Minister Miro Cerar has canceled a visit to Croatia planned for Sept. 27 amid a dispute over a border arbitration ruling, Cerar's cabinet said on Friday.<p>Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic had told the U.N. General Assembly that the June ruling by the …

World News

Japan faces a consequential decision in possible snap election

The possible snap elections this October will be a referendum on the Abe administration’s five-year track record in power that has been marked by …

Shinzo Abe

How To Prepare Your Portfolio For The Next War

War is a terrible thing. Investors should hope and pray it will never happen. But if history is of any guide to what the future holds, wars will happen again. And they will have both human and non-human casualties — like the destruction of assets and trade routes, which will take their toll on …

Entrepreneurship

China reiterates calls for South Korea to remove THAAD

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi reiterated to his South Korean counterpart Beijing’s demand for the removal of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system, state news agency Xinhua said on Thursday.<p>Wang made the comments during a meeting with Kang …

North Korea

‘Sovereignty Is Not a Dirty Word’

I wrote today for <i>Politico</i> about the reaction to Trump’s emphasis on sovereignty in his UN speech:<p>There’s no doubt that there’s a tension in Trump’s …

Conservative View

Cross-Domain Fires: Army, Pentagon Upgrade ATACMS Missile to Attack Ships at Sea

<i>The Pentagon’s Strategic Capabilities Office is working with the Army on a technical upgrade to the Army Tactical Missile System long-range missile</i> …

Military

Ishigaki mayor to propose official name change of disputed islands in Okinawa

The city of Ishigaki in Okinawa Prefecture said Thursday its mayor plans to propose changing the name of a group of islands over which it has …

China

China says peaceful settlement for North Korea issue wanted

BEIJING (Reuters) - A peaceful settlement of the North Korean nuclear issue is in line with the common will of the international community, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, state news agency Xinhua said on Thursday.<p>Wang and Pence “acknowledged the important …

North Korea

It seems North Korea didn’t want to hear what Mr Trump had to say

Ja Song-nam, the rogue state’s permanent representative at the international organisation, was pictured marching out of the General Assembly before …

North Korea

A rating of countries, according to Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s first address at the UN general assembly was a 41-minute long declaration of US power and military prowess, a celebration of sovereignty over international collaboration, and a threatening condemnation of America’s enemies. Though Trump bragged about his country being stronger and …

North Korea

India, Japan Expected to Increase Maritime Activity Aimed at China

India and Japan, anxious to keep Asia’s dominant power Beijing in check, may send patrols into the contested South China Sea or sell arms to rival …

China

The Daily Fix: An aggressive China is a good reason for India to tighten its Japanese embrace

Everything you need to know for the day (and a little more).<p>The Big Story: Three’s company<p>The pomp and circumstance of Japan President Shinzo Abe’s …

India

China jabs back at Trump's barb over South China Sea

Beijing hit back Wednesday at US President Donald Trump's veiled criticism of its territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea, countering that …

China

Trump’s U.N. Address Was Self-Defeating

It was not a very good speech.<p>Such presidential United Nations General Assembly speeches rarely are. It is hard to conjure a theme.<p>But this was a …

China

'Newbie' B.C. senator ready to lead Independents, says he's no sympathizer of communist China

'That kind of accusation is just ludicrous. It's a very serious allegation,' Yuen Pau Woo says<p>A B.C. senator who last year was accused by …

China

Filling the Maritime Law Enforcement Gap

Last week, Japan gathered world maritime security leaders in Tokyo for the first-ever Coast Guard Global Summit. Even without the U.S. Coast Guard’s …

China

Bishop chats to Trump about North Korea

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has had a detailed discussion with US President Donald Trump following his fiery United Nations speech where …

North Korea