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BEIJING | Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING — January 13, 2019— 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: EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a weekly look at the latest … Continue reading BEIJING | Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

BEIJING | China protests over US warship sighting as trade talks start

BEIJING—Jan 07, 2019— Chinese and American officials began talks Monday aimed at ending a bruising tariffs battle between the world’s two biggest economies, as Beijing complained over the sighting of a U.S. warship in what it said were Chinese waters. It was unclear if the ruckus over the warship might disrupt the working level talks … Continue reading BEIJING | China protests over US warship sighting as trade talks start

SINGAPORE | Southeast Asian-centered trade deal set for further delays

SINGAPORE— Leaders of Southeast Asian nations have pushed back yet again an agreement on a pan-Asian free trade deal amid a whirlwind of diplomacy Wednesday at their annual summit. In convening talks among the leaders of countries participating in the plan, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said a final agreement on the deal, which … Continue reading SINGAPORE | Southeast Asian-centered trade deal set for further delays

WASHINGTON | China warns US to avoid islands it claims in South China Sea

WASHINGTON — China bluntly told the United States to stop sending ships and military aircraft close to islands claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, during talks Friday that set the stage for a meeting between President Donald Trump and President Xi Jinping later this month. The U.S. pushed back, insisting it will continue … Continue reading WASHINGTON | China warns US to avoid islands it claims in South China Sea

BEIJING | US senator says China, US ‘competitors but not adversaries’

BEIJING — China and America are “competitors but not adversaries,” U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander told Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday, despite a spiraling trade war and other tensions that have pushed relations to their lowest point in years. The upbeat message at their meeting in Beijing came amid concerns that the U.S.-China trade dispute … Continue reading BEIJING | US senator says China, US ‘competitors but not adversaries’

U.S. Department of State News: Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L. Thompson Travels to Indonesia, Vietnam, and Australia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State released the following statement: Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L. Thompson will travel to Indonesia, Vietnam, and Australia August 12-26, 2018. Under Secretary Thompson will meet with senior officials to discuss how the Department’s “T Family” -the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification, and … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea L. Thompson Travels to Indonesia, Vietnam, and Australia

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: Today, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Singapore.  Secretary Pompeo underscored the importance of pursuing a constructive U.S.-China relationship that produces meaningful results.  He emphasized … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Today in Singapore, Secretary Pompeo met with Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and reaffirmed the enduring U.S.-Singapore strategic partnership.  They also discussed shared priorities during Singapore’s 2018 ASEAN chairmanship, trade and investment in the Indo-Pacific … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong