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China Will Be the Focus of a Landmark Leaders Summit in Washington Between the U.S., Philippines, and Japan

Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. landed Wednesday night at a U.S. military base outside Washington, D.C., ahead of a first-ever summit with U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida. The increasingly contentious stand-off with China over territorial disputes ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Joint Battlefield Training to Raise Pressure in South China Sea

The U.S. military will reportedly introduce joint combat training with the Philippines in June. Major General Marcus Evans, commander of the U.S. 25th Infantry Division, told the Associated Press that the training would increase the Philippine army’s ability to fight in challenging jungle conditions.
The training will run from June 1 to 10. At Manila’s request, the training will be held in Philippine territory for the first time. It will involve about 2,000 people ...

Beijing Says U.S., Japan ‘Smeared and Attacked’ China at Summit

Beijing said on Thursday that the United States and Japan had "smeared and attacked" China during a Washington summit. At the summit, U.S. President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida unveiled their countries' biggest upgrade in defense ties. Biden ...

Biden Vows ‘Ironclad’ Defense of Philippines, Japan as China Tension Mounts

By Danny Kemp U.S. President Joe Biden pledged Thursday to defend the Philippines from any attack in the South China Sea, as he hosted the first joint summit with Tokyo and Manila amid growing tensions with Beijing.

Leading Foreign Policy Analysts Warn This Week’s Summit Marks a Critical Turning Point in Asian Geopolitics

Thursday's landmark summit triggered a lot of discussion among prominent foreign policy analysts in the U.S., Asia, and Europe about the importance of this gathering and why the timing is so critical: A DEEPER GEOPOLITICAL DIVIDE: The net effect ...

China Responds Nervously as Washington’s Asian Allies Gather for Landmark Summit

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrived in Washington to begin several days of landmark meetings with U.S. President Joe Biden and later on Thursday when both will be joined by Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. This week's trilateral summit will be the ...

Biden Welcomes Japan PM for State Visit With Eye on China

By Danny KEMP U.S. President Joe Biden welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida to the White House on Tuesday, kicking off a state visit that included a major upgrade in defense ties against a resurgent China.

With an Eye on China, Japan PM Talks Security With Indonesia’s Prabowo

Japan will deepen security ties with Indonesia, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida told president-elect Prabowo Subianto on Wednesday on the ex-general's second stop after Beijing as he visits Asian neighbors. Prabowo, currently Jakarta's defense minister, met Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday, ...

U.S., Japan to Conduct Joint Naval Patrols With the Philippines in the South China Sea

Tensions in the South China Sea are poised to increase significantly when the U.S. and Japanese navies join the Philippines for joint patrols in contested waters that China also claims. News of the proposed joint naval maneuvers was leaked to ...

Japan Among the Lone Voices in Asia to Speak Out About the Escalating Crisis in the South China Sea

Japan is one of the few Asian governments to issue a public statement of concern about the recent confrontations between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Tokyo published a five-point statement ...

Countering China’s Influence in Asia Was a Major Focus of Indian Foreign Minister’s Visit to Japan

India's External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar wrapped up a three-day visit to Japan on Saturday that included talks with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa, with China as the central focus. "We affirmed Japan and India will further step up ...

Two Japanese Destroyers Visit Cambodia

Two Japanese destroyers wrapped up a visit to the Cambodian port of Sihanoukville on Friday, located very close to a large naval base that China is currently constructing. As a country firmly aligned with China, Cambodia’s closer security ties with Japan ...
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