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WEEK IN REVIEW: ASEAN Kicked off First-Ever Joint Naval Drills in South China Sea on Tuesday

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) kicked off its first-ever joint naval drills in the South China Sea on Tuesday near Indonesia’s Nantuna island. The five-day exercise comes at a sensitive time when many ASEAN members are locked in bitter maritime territorial disputes with China. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Taiwan’s Foreign Minister Joseph Wu arrived in St. Kitts over the year to participate in the Caribbean island country’s Independence Day festivities on Tuesday. St. Kitts is one of only 13 countries that still maintain diplomatic ties with Taiwan. So far, Beijing has not commented on Wu’s trip as it commonly does when senior Taiwan officials travel abroad. (TAIWAN NEWS)

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