Xi’s China rising, Trump’s America waning

In less than a year in office, US President Donald Trump has managed to alienate more allies and provoke more enemies faster and more decisively than any of his predecessors in recent history. All of a sudden, we face the simultaneous threats of war from the Korean Peninsula to the Middle East. Meanwhile, US’ chief rival,… Please follow and like us:

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Trump ‘Very Proud’ of Trip to Asia, Says Progress Made on Security, Trade

U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is “very proud” of his five-nation, 12-day trip to Asia, asserting lots of progress was made on issues such as security and trade. In remarks delivered behind closed doors Tuesday at the East Asia Summit in Manila, Trump reiterated that North Korea remains a major global military threat. “North… Please follow and like us:

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Trump Stops in Hawaii, Pearl Harbor on Way to Asia 

Amid heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula, President Donald Trump received a classified briefing Friday from the U.S. military’s Pacific Command. The briefing took place after Air Force One landed at Hickham Air Force Base on the Pacific island of Oahu where he and first lady Melania Trump were given a traditional Hawaiian welcome of wreaths… Please follow and like us:

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Philippine Pivot Back Toward America Will Offset Growing China Dependence

A new Philippine quest for stronger economic relations with the United States, a staunch post-colonial supporter that Manila has sidelined over the past year, appears aimed at offsetting an increasing dependence on help from its new friend China. The Philippines is now “seeking to intensify economic cooperation with the United States” in an effort to improve… Please follow and like us:

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Southeast Asia, China Move Toward Elusive Deal to Avoid Conflicts in Contested Sea

A group of 10 Southeast Asian nations will try again this year to sign documentation for a code of conduct aimed at preventing mishaps in the fractious South China Sea, as many have formed new bonds with Beijing despite its extensive, controversial maritime activities. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will make the framework for… Please follow and like us:

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Vietnam Seeks Stronger China Ties Despite New Buildup on Disputed Islands

Vietnam is expected to keep chasing stronger relations with China, a political adversary for centuries, despite new signs that Beijing has added military infrastructure on several disputed islands in the South China Sea. The Southeast Asian country, long accustomed to China’s buildup in the contested Paracel and Spratly islands, is anxious to grow its exports and… Please follow and like us:

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Analysts: China Misses Facts in Chiding US Over Contested Sea

As China’s foreign minister seeks to correct U.S. government ideas about Asia’s major maritime dispute, specialists say the Beijing official is distorting history. Agreements that took effect after World War II required that former Chinese territories taken by Japan be returned to China, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said, according to a statement on the ministry’s… Please follow and like us:

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