Nov 26, 2015

Two competing views of Asia

APEC members must show a greater readiness to compromise if they are to overcome their significant differences on a number of important issues.

Abe to mull SDF dispatch to South China Sea

Nov 20, 2015

Abe to mull SDF dispatch to South China Sea

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday that he will consider dispatching the Self-Defense Forces to the South China Sea while examining the impact of the situation there on Japan’s security, a Japanese official said, as the two allies seek ...

Shirt photos offer sometimes awkward moments of APEC unity

Nov 17, 2015

Shirt photos offer sometimes awkward moments of APEC unity

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summits, which draw the U.S. president and 20 other regional leaders, are sometimes memorable for just one moment: the leaders posing for a group photo in unexpected attire. Former President Bill Clinton started the tradition in 1993, when he handed ...

U.S.-China rivalry, Paris terror in spotlight at Manila summit

Nov 16, 2015

U.S.-China rivalry, Paris terror in spotlight at Manila summit

Thorny American ties with China and the Paris terrorist attacks are expected to grab attention from trade issues at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit that will be held under extra-heavy security in the Philippine capital this week. President Barack Obama and the leaders of ...

Nov 14, 2015

Manila bolsters security for APEC summit after Paris attacks

Philippine police went on full alert nationwide Saturday ahead of the summit of Asia-Pacific leaders in Manila and following deadly attacks in Paris, beefing up security to ensure the safety of thousands of delegates. All security personnel across the country’s 7,100 islands are on ...

Obama, Abe to hold talks next week in Manila

Nov 13, 2015

Obama, Abe to hold talks next week in Manila

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet one-on-one with U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in Manila, the White House said Thursday. They will meet amid a range of shared concerns, including tension over China’s construction ...