Feb 6, 2015

APEC sounds alarm on Asia-Pacific terror threats

by Dario Agnote

The recent killings of two Japanese by Islamic State militants are among the telling signs of an increased terror threat in the Asia-Pacific that puts the world’s most populous region and leading growth engine at “elevated risk,” the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum said on ...

Abe says he hopes to hold more talks with Xi

Nov 11, 2014

Abe says he hopes to hold more talks with Xi

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed hope Tuesday of holding further talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping and overcoming difficulties in the bilateral relationship. “I believe whatever issues (face our countries), we would be able to find a solution through frank dialogue between the leaders,” ...

Nov 10, 2014

Mexico leader heads to China amid unrest over massacre

Mexico’s president flew Sunday on a six-day trip to China and Australia despite violent protests over the suspected massacre of 43 college students by a gang in league with corrupt police. Angry protesters tried to break into Mexico City’s National Palace late Saturday while ...

Nov 10, 2014

Rising China, geopolitical tensions take stage at APEC

World leaders including Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin converge Monday on Beijing for an Asia-Pacific summit against the backdrop of a U.S.-Russian chill and the inexorable rise of the meeting’s increasingly assertive host. The gathering is the biggest event yet hosted by Chinese President ...

Xi offers vision of China-driven 'Asia-Pacific dream'

Nov 9, 2014

Xi offers vision of China-driven 'Asia-Pacific dream'

Chinese President Xi Jinping offered the world a vision of a Chinese-driven “Asia-Pacific dream” on Sunday, echoing his oft-quoted but never clearly defined “Chinese dream.” “We have the responsibility to create and realize an Asia-Pacific dream for the people of the region,” the Chinese ...

Nov 7, 2014

Abe skeptical about Obama's future influence on TPP talks

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is concerned about whether the Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade pact talks will be finalized while U.S. President Barack Obama can wield influence, TPP minister Akira Amari indicated Thursday. “The prime minister is concerned” about how the negotiations will proceed following a ...