ASEAN summit goes soft on China over sea dispute

Sep 8, 2016

ASEAN summit goes soft on China over sea dispute

A summit of Southeast Asian countries and world powers is expected to let China off with a muted reprimand over its expansionist activities in the disputed South China Sea, according to a draft of their joint statement to be released Thursday. The mild language ...

Sep 7, 2016

Abe vows to back expanding TPP participation to more ASEAN members

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Wednesday that Japan will support any Association of Southeast Asian Nations member countries that wish to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact. The TPP, inked by the United States, Japan and 10 other Pacific Rim nations in February, ...