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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

China says military no threat, but refuses to reveal budget

BEIJING/March 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — China has no desire to overturn the existing international order and its increasingly powerful military does not constitute a threat to others, the spokesman for the country’s ceremonial legislature said Sunday. However, in a break with recent practice, Zhang Yesui refused to provide a figure for the rate of growth … Continue reading China says military no threat, but refuses to reveal budget

US Navy says China’s military buildup won’t stop patrols

ABOARD USS CARL VINSON, Philippines/February 17, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —U.S. forces are undeterred by China’s military buildup on man-made islands in the South China Sea and will continue patrolling the strategic, disputed waters wherever “international law allows us,” said a Navy officer aboard a mammoth U.S. aircraft carrier brimming with F-18 fighter jets. Lt. Cmdr. Tim … Continue reading US Navy says China’s military buildup won’t stop patrols

Senior US diplomat pitches arms sales in China’s backyard

BEIJING/February 4, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The top U.S. diplomat overseeing arms sales said Monday she would be promoting American weaponry at the largest air show in Asia, where China’s military footprint and political influence are surging. A large U.S. delegation at the Singapore Air Show is doing “everything we can” to encourage Southeast Asian governments … Continue reading Senior US diplomat pitches arms sales in China’s backyard