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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

U.S. Department of State News: Joint Statement Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations 2018

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis hosted Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop and Minister for Defense Marise Payne on July 23-24 for the annual Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution in Palo Alto, California.  … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Joint Statement Australia-U.S. Ministerial Consultations 2018

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Vietnamese Leaders

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: On July 8 and 9, Secretary Pompeo met in Hanoi, Vietnam with General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, and Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting With Vietnamese Leaders