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South Korea, China, Japan Leaders Meet for Rare Summit

South Korean, Chinese, and Japanese leaders met in Seoul Monday for their first trilateral summit in nearly five years after nuclear-armed North Korea announced plans to put another satellite into orbit. There are low expectations of any major breakthroughs at the ...

Philippines to Buy 5 Japanese-Made Coast Guard Ships in $400 Million Deal

The Philippines has agreed to buy five coast guard patrol ships from Japan in a deal worth more than $400 million, Manila said Friday, as the Southeast Asian country faces growing Chinese pressure in the South China Sea. Japan will loan ...

Japan-Kenya Loan Deal Shifts Chinese Influence

Japan will reportedly provide about $107 million in bilateral loans to Kenya for port, water, and electricity infrastructure, to be implemented from next week. The deal signals a stronger role for Japan as an external partner to the continent amid G7 anxieties about China’s influence.

WEEK IN REVIEW: Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida Implicitly Accused Beijing of Setting “Debt Traps

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida took aim at Chinese development financing in developing countries, implicitly accusing Beijing of setting "debt traps." Kishida made the remarks in Brazil on Saturday during a South American tour that is widely seen as an effort to challenge Beijing's growing influence in the ...

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 ...

Analysis from Cobus van Staden

Philippine President Ramps Up Rhetoric as Local Attitudes Harden

The President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr., told soldiers to be ready for any conflict amid a potential overlap of his country’s tensions with China in the South China Sea and growing tensions between China and Taiwan.
Speaking to troops at a base in the northern Isabela province on Monday, Marcos said: “The external threat now has become more pronounced, has become more worrisome, and that is why we have to ...

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.

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 ...

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.
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