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  1. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Clinton to make China stopover on Asia Pacific tour

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 01:10pm

    ... with territorial disputes with China – and take part in the September 8-9 summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation forum in the Russian port of Vladivostok. She will represent the United States ... Agence France-Presse in Washington US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will hold talks in China and become the first top US diplomat to visit East Timor and a Pacific island summit ...

  2. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Panetta seeks to reassure Xi Jinping over US motives in Asia Pacific

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Panetta says so-called Asia Pacific pivot isn't an attempt to contain China but rather to engage it An apparently robust Vice-President Xi Jinping met US Defence Secretary Leon ... of Washington's strategic "pivot" to the Asia Pacific - a policy to boost its already considerable forces and military relationships in the region while scaling back its presence in Europe ...

  3. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi and Putin agree to take relations to a 'higher level' on sidelines of Brics summit

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 12:22pm by AP

    ... for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, scheduled for November in Beijing. According to the transcript, Xi hailed the results of Putin’s visit to China in May, at which time the two sides signed ... of Putin's visit. The two leaders launched joint naval drills in the East China Sea and together attended a Shanghai security meeting, attended by leaders from Iran and Central Asia. The visit last ...

  4. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China and US agree to be more open about their military activities

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:36am by Teddy Ng

    ... Councillor Yang Jiechi also said the two nations would step up consultations on Asia-Pacific affairs, a major area of friction, but reiterated China's sovereignty of disputed waters that has ... relationship was crucial to the stability of the Asia-Pacific region, and that they would strengthen coordination on regional affairs through multilateral platforms, such as the summits ...

  5. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel boosts Mongolia ties as Asia trip ends

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 10:26pm by AP

    ... a 10-day trip to the Asia-Pacific region, named the horse Shamrock. Tradition dictates the nine-year-old gelding be named after something of importance to the recipient, Hagel said. "Shamrock ... to the Asia-Pacific region," Hagel said, referring to the strategic "pivot" that China has eyed with concern. But Bat-Erdene ruled out the possibility of hosting US bases, which currently exist ...

  6. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    President Xi Jinping warns of disaster if Sino-US relations sour

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 11:01am by Teddy Ng, Kwong Man-ki

    ... of relationship between major countries". Xi cast a conciliatory tone, saying the Asia-Pacific region was big enough for the two nations' presence and that it was normal for their bilateral ties ...

  7. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    China and US can resolve differences through engagement, says US ambassador Max Baucus

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 06:03pm by Teddy Ng

    ... The United States and China are both crucial players in ensuring security in Asia-Pacific and can overcome their differences through "constructive engagement", Washington's ambassador to Beijing said yesterday. In his first major public address on Sino-US ties since he took up his post in March, Max Baucus indicated the US would maintain a presence in Asia and urged both sides ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Obama cancels part of Asian Pacific visit while Xi begins first trip as president

    Posted Oct 02nd 2013, 02:43pm by Teddy Ng, KRISTINE KWOK, AFP, AP

    ... efforts in the Asian Pacific region, President Xi Jinping yesterday kicked off his first Southeast Asia trip since taking office in March. Obama was due to deliver an address in Kuala Lumpur next Friday and planned to stop in Manila, after attending the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) summit in Bali and the East Asia Summit in Brunei. But a White House statement said Obama ...

  9. News - China - DIPLOMACY

    Xi Jinping, in Seoul speech, denounces Japan for wartime suffering it inflicted

    Posted Jul 05th 2014, 04:02am by Teddy Ng and Agencies

    ... is a guide for the future," Xinhua quoted Xi as saying. Xi repeated his call for the two nations to jointly commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of war in the Pacific. Japan hit back ... issue is utterly unhelpful for building peace and cooperation in the region." Xi's trip to South Korea comes at a time of growing concern over security in East Asia. On Thursday, ...

  10. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Shinzo Abe’s talks with New Zealand’s John Key dominated by whaling issue

    Posted Jul 07th 2014, 09:57pm by AFP

    ... disappointing" if whaling resumed. Tokyo called off its 2014-15 Antarctic season after the ICJ's decision. Whaling overshadowed talks designed to shore up the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an ambitious ...




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