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Singapore foreign minister stresses rule of law in South China Sea

Apr 26, 2016

Singapore foreign minister stresses rule of law in South China Sea

Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan called for enhanced cooperation between Southeast Asian states and Japan to maintain the rule of law at sea amid China’s rising assertiveness in the South China Sea. “Japan and other regional stakeholders need to work together with ASEAN to ...

Australia says French company wins huge submarine contract

Apr 26, 2016

Australia says French company wins huge submarine contract

Australia announced Tuesday that French company DCNS has beat out bidders from Japan and Germany to build the next generation of submarines in Australia’s largest-ever defense contract. DCNS, Germany’s ThysennKrupp Marine Systems and Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries were in the running to build 12 ...

Apr 26, 2016

Facts about the Australian submarine deal

Australia on Tuesday announced French naval shipbuilder DCNS as the winning bidder to design and build its next generation of submarines. Here are facts about the 56 billion Australian dollars ($43 billion) project: Why does Australia need new subs? The country’s current fleet of ...