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Philippines and Japan Sign Key Defense Pact

The Philippines and Japan signed a key defense pact on Monday that will allow the deployment of troops on each other's territory as they boost ties in the face of China's growing assertiveness. The Reciprocal Access Agreement (RAA) was finalised in ...

Philippines, Japan on Verge of Key Defense Pact

By Pam Castro The Philippines and Japan are set to sign on Monday a key defence pact that will allow the deployment of troops on each other's territory. Japanese Defense Minister Minoru Kihara and Foreign ...

Top Myanmar General in China for Official Visit: Junta

The Myanmar junta's second-in-command arrived in China on Saturday for an official visit, the junta's information team said, as clashes with ethnic minority fighters raged in the north of the country despite a Beijing-brokered ceasefire. Vice-senior General Soe Win arrived in ...

China’s Xi Congratulates Iran’s Pezeshkian on Election Win

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday congratulated reformist Masoud Pezeshkian for his win in Iran's presidential runoff election, state media reported. "I attach great importance to the development of China-Iran relations and am willing to work with the President to lead the ...

China’s Xi Pledges Support for Tajikistan ‘Territorial Integrity’

Chinese President Xi Jinping promised on Friday to defend the "territorial integrity" of Tajikistan as he announced a boost to diplomatic relations with the neighboring country on a rare visit. Xi arrived in the Tajik capital of Dushanbe Thursday night from ...

Philippines Hopes to Sign Key Defense Pact With Japan

Pam Castro The Philippines' military chief said Thursday he hoped a key defense pact with Japan allowing for the deployment of troops on each other's territory would be signed at security talks next week. Japanese ...

China’s BYD Opens EV Plant in Thailand Despite Slowdown, Tariff Row

By Damon Wake China's electric vehicle giant BYD opened a factory in Thailand on Thursday, continuing its international expansion despite a market slowdown and hours before the European Union was due to impose swingeing tariffs on Chinese EV firms.

Putin and Xi Advance Anti-West Alliance at Central Asian Summit

The leaders of China and Russia on Thursday urged their allies and partners to resist malign external influence, advancing their shared anti-Western agenda at a regional summit in Central Asia. Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping were ...

Putin, Xi Vie for Influence at Central Asian Summit

The leaders of Russia and China were in Kazakhstan on Wednesday for a regional summit, seeking to harden anti-Western alliances and press their influence in the strategic Central Asian region. Russian President Vladimir Putin touched down in the Kazakh capital of ...

Philippines Says It Agrees With China to ‘De-Escalate’ South China Sea Tensions

By Pam Castro The Philippines and China agreed on Tuesday to "de-escalate tensions" over the South China Sea, Manila said, following a violent clash in the disputed waters last month. Manila and Beijing have a ...
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