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SINGAPORE | US, China rivalry challenging entwined Asia-Pacific region

SINGAPORE — The rivalry between the U.S. and China in the Asia-Pacific is proving “awkward” for Southeast Asian nations that do not want to have to choose between their friends, Singapore’s prime minister said Thursday as he wrapped up a regional summit. “It’s easiest not to take sides when everybody else is on the same … Continue reading SINGAPORE | US, China rivalry challenging entwined Asia-Pacific region

SINGAPORE | US, China see rival visions for entwined Asia-Pacific region

SINGAPORE  — The U.S. and China offered rival visions for the Asia-Pacific region Thursday at a summit of Southeast Asian nations whose economies and strategic interests are deeply entwined with both powers, with Vice President Mike Pence saying there was no room for “empire or aggression” in the region. Pence stressed the “steadfast and enduring” … Continue reading SINGAPORE | US, China see rival visions for entwined Asia-Pacific region

SINGAPORE  | Pence says US committed to Indo-Pacific, not seeking control

SINGAPORE  — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says America has a steadfast and enduring commitment to the Indo-Pacific region but wants cooperation, not control. Pence, who is standing in for President Donald Trump, told a summit of Southeast Asian leaders Thursday in Singapore that “empire and aggression have no place” in the region. The comment … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Pence says US committed to Indo-Pacific, not seeking control

SINGAPORE | At Southeast Asian summit, pushback against going it alone

SINGAPORE — The annual gathering of Southeast Asian leaders began Tuesday with a warning from the host, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, about threats against international rules that underpin world stability and economic growth. “The international order is at a turning point,” Lee said at the opening ceremony of the summit of the 10-nation … Continue reading SINGAPORE | At Southeast Asian summit, pushback against going it alone

SINGAPORE  | Chinese premier says reforms, not stimulus, vital for growth

SINGAPORE  — Chinese Premier Li Ke qiangsays the country needs reforms to support business to help drive growth as it weathers a trade war with the U.S., rather than more economic stimulus. Li said Tuesday in Singapore that China can energize its slowing economy by adjusting policies, such as streamlining bureaucratic procedures like business registrations, … Continue reading SINGAPORE  | Chinese premier says reforms, not stimulus, vital for growth

TOKYO | Pence, Abe agree on North Korea sanctions, new trade talks

TOKYO— U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday reaffirmed the need to keep sanctions on North Korea to achieve its denuclearization as they showcased their bilateral alliance, while Pence also urged Japan to do more to reduce the U.S. trade deficit. Pence and Abe also agreed to deepen cooperation … Continue reading TOKYO | Pence, Abe agree on North Korea sanctions, new trade talks

BANGKOK  | UN finds 486 million in Asia still hungry, progress stalled

BANGKOK  — Despite rapid economic growth, the Asia-Pacific region has nearly a half billion people who go hungry as progress stalls in improving food security and basic living conditions, a United Nations report said Friday. Even in relatively well-to-do cities like Bangkok and the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, poor families cannot afford enough good food … Continue reading BANGKOK  | UN finds 486 million in Asia still hungry, progress stalled

BANGKO | UN finds 486 million in Asia still hungry, progress stalled

BANGKO — Despite rapid economic growth, the Asia-Pacific region has nearly a half billion people who go hungry as progress stalls in improving food security and basic living conditions, a United Nations report said Friday. Even in relatively well-to-do cities like Bangkok and the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur, poor families cannot afford enough good food … Continue reading BANGKO | UN finds 486 million in Asia still hungry, progress stalled