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 ...

Aug 24, 2015

Japan charts road to industrialization for Mekong region

Japan and the five Southeast Asian countries bordering the Mekong River adopted a blueprint Monday to boost industrialization in the subregion. The blueprint, known as “The Mekong Industrial Development Vision,” got the thumbs-up during a meeting between Japan’s Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry ...

Aug 12, 2015

ASEAN's relations with China

Japan and the U.S. should explore ways to defuse tensions in the South China Sea through dialogue with Beijing rather than trying to encircle China through closer ties with ASEAN members.

Kerry raises South China Sea concerns with China's Wang

Aug 5, 2015

Kerry raises South China Sea concerns with China's Wang

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced concern to China on Wednesday over its land reclamation in the South China Sea and the “militarization” of its disputed waters. Kerry made the remarks to Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Kuala Lumpur on the sidelines of ...