Li mum as Abe talks tough on South China Sea at ASEAN summit

Nov 22, 2015

Li mum as Abe talks tough on South China Sea at ASEAN summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed strong concerns over Beijing’s ongoing land-reclamation work in the South China Sea in the presence of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at a regional summit. Without directly naming China, Abe voiced “serious concerns” Saturday over the large-scale reclamation work, ...

Abe offers ASEAN easier yen loans to counter Beijing's moves

Nov 21, 2015

Abe offers ASEAN easier yen loans to counter Beijing's moves

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced Saturday that Japan will relax the conditions for its yen loan scheme for emerging countries in Asia as it tries to boost its economy through infrastructure exports to the fast-growing region. Abe also pledged ¥1.2 trillion ($10 billion) in ...

Oct 16, 2015

Chinese military reaches out amid South China Sea tensions

As expectations grow that the U.S. Navy will directly challenge Beijing’s South China Sea claims, China is engaging in some serious image-building for its own military by hosting two international security forums this week. The events kick off Friday with an informal meeting of ...