South China Sea

China's first homemade aircraft carrier nearly outfitted

​Construction workers perform outfitting work on China's first domestically designed-and-built aircraft carrier in Dalian, Liaoning Province, on …

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Indian navy the odd man out in Asia's 'Quad' alliance

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Trump administration is pushing security ties between the United States, India, Japan and Australia, but the revival of the Asian "Quad" must overcome lingering mistrust in New Delhi towards its allies that hampers genuine military cooperation.<p>Joint naval drills have been …

World News

Australia facing climate disaster on its doorstep, government's white paper warns

Foreign policy paper says climate-related conflict and migration could put Australia’s economic interests under pressure<p>Climate change is creating a disaster on Australia’s doorstep, with environmental degradation and the demand for sustainable sources of food undermining stability in some …

Environment

Australia Warns of Asia Power Shift to China If U.S. Withdraws

Australia is concerned that China’s military expansion in the South China Sea will lead to clashes in Asia and wants the U.S. to remain involved in …

China

Australia is worried about a showdown between China and the USA

Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull (R). Photo: Stefan Postles/ Getty Images.<p>The Turnbull government is warning that China’s increasing belligerence over …

China

Australia looks to US for security as China rises

Australia’s alliance with the US will become more important in the Indo-Pacific region as China’s power and influence grows, the long-awaited Foreign …

China

8 rescued after US Navy aircraft crashes in Philippine Sea

PHILIPPINES: Eight people have been rescued after a US military aircraft with 11 people aboard crashed into the Philippine Sea en route to an …

Military

Foreign Policy White Paper: Turnbull addresses the China problem

Some part of the media describe the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper, released this morning, as striking a hawkish tone; by contrast, a few of my …

South-east Asia

Three Chinese Navy fleets conduct separate drills

Three fleets of the Chinese Navy recently participated in drills, one of which coinciding with the drills of three US aircraft carrier groups in the …

China

How a worried Australia should deal with a mighty and demanding China

Australia is a country worried about a future under a mighty and demanding China, and afraid that American leadership has already checked out.<p>Those …

China

BlackRock cautious on HK, Singapore stocks as Asia outlook improves

SINGAPORE, Nov 22 (Reuters) - The world’s biggest asset manager BlackRock said on Wednesday it was cautious on equity markets in Asia’s financial hubs of Hong Kong and Singapore despite an improving economic outlook for the region.<p>The fund, which manages nearly $6 trillion globally, said it is …

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Australia needs to reach out to the US and other Asian nations to keep the peace, blueprint warns

Australia's first foreign policy blueprint in 14 years calls for greater ambition in "shaping the character of our region" by keeping the United …

China

South Korea, China to hold summit next month to mend ties

(Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit Beijing next month for a summit with China's Xi Jinping as the two countries seek to mend ties frayed by a year-long spat over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, Seoul's foreign ministry said on Thursday.<p>The …

News (China)

New opportunities for China from Russia-ASEAN ties

Illustration: Peter C. Espina/GT<p>At the ASEAN Summit in the Philippines earlier this month, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said that …

News (China)

How America Can Push Back Against China in the South China Sea and Beyond

<b>By Phillip Dolitsky</b><p>While much needed discussion is underway regarding the threat that North Korea poses to the mainland, attention needs to also be …

China

Geography is not destiny: rise of Indo-Pacific

Illustration: Liu Rui/GT<p>US President Donald Trump and other top national officials, including Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, have increasingly …

China

US, Malaysia Hold Military Exercise Tiger Strike 2017

Over the weekend, the United States and Malaysia kicked off another iteration of a key bilateral exercise focused on amphibious operations. The …

Donald Trump

The Indian Navy’s Master Defense Plan

<i>By Periklis Stampoulis</i><p><b>Introduction</b><p>The South Asian region is dominated by India. Along with Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, it forms a …

War

Three ways China (not Russia) has benefited from Trump being president

For all the talk about Russia meddling in the last US presidential election, it’s China that might be benefiting the most from the fact that Donald …

China

Commentary: How others stole the show from the ASEAN Summit

MANILA: It may have been the twice yearly ASEAN summit, but much of the attention and focus in the Philippines and all across Asia Pacific was on …

China

Timor Sea dispute: progress and prospects as a deal emerges

Throughout the course of 2017, Australia and Timor-Leste have negotiated in international conciliation proceedings to resolve their protracted …

South-east Asia

ASEAN, S. Korea open to Indo-Pacific, but cautious over ties with China

Southeast Asian countries welcome a push by U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for "a free and open Indo-Pacific …

Donald Trump

China is flying bombers and spy planes near Japan and telling Japan to 'not make a fuss' about it

On Saturday, a Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Tu-154MD electronic-intelligence aircraft flew between the Japanese islands of Okinawa and Miyako — an area known as the Miyako Strait. The following day, four Xian H-6K long-range bombers and one Shaanxi Y-8 electronic-warfare …

U.S. Politics

Duterte Invites China to Enter Philippine Mobile-Phone Market

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has invited Chinese companies to take a role in the country’s wireless communications industry to add a third …

Business

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING – A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters crucial for global commerce and rich in fish and potential oil and gas reserves:<p>EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a weekly look …

China

Philippines brought up arbitral win in talk with China: Cayetano

Watch more in iWantv or TFC.tv<p>MANILA - The Philippines has brought up its arbitration victory over China on maritime rights in the South China Sea …

China

Japan Is Looking At Developing its Very Own Land Attack Capable Cruise Missile

Able to strike targets at sea or on land, the weapon could be an important deterrent to both North Korea and China.<p>Mitsubishi Heavy Industries<p>Japan …

North Korea

Philippines' Duterte offers telecoms role to new ally China

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has offered China the “privilege” of being his country’s third telecoms operator, his spokesman said on Monday, turning to a historic rival to break a longstanding duopoly that has frustrated consumers for years.<p>FILE PHOTO - Philippines' …

China

China upset as President Kovind visits Arunachal Pradesh

BEIJING (Reuters) - China on Monday criticised a visit by President Ram Nath Kovind to the remote state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims, saying China opposed any activities by Indian leaders in disputed areas.<p>FILE PHOTO: President Ram Nath Kovind inspects an honour guard after being sworn …

Ram Nath Kovind

Philippines ties

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang [R] meets Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte[L] on Nov. 15, 2017. [Xinhua]<p>Without preamble, it can be said that when it …

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