Duterte’s tilt toward China may upend U.S. pivot to Asia

Asia Pacific Sep 16, 2016

Duterte’s tilt toward China may upend U.S. pivot to Asia

Just when some of China's neighbors were seeking to curtail its expansionism, along came Rodrigo Duterte. In less than three months on the job, the 71-year-old Philippine president has used expletives in talking about U.S. President Barack Obama and vowed to end cooperation with the ...

Chinese-ASEAN meeting on South China Sea ends in confusion

Asia Pacific Jun 15, 2016

Chinese-ASEAN meeting on South China Sea ends in confusion

A meeting between Chinese and ASEAN ministers over the South China Sea has ended in confusion after Malaysia released and then retracted a joint statement that expressed "serious concerns" over developments in the disputed waterway. The disarray raises fresh questions about unity within the 10-member ...

Military spending rises across Asia as China expands its reach

Asia Pacific Jun 5, 2016

Military spending rises across Asia as China expands its reach

Global defense contractors are circling for business in Asia, with countries from Australia to Vietnam upgrading and adding everything from submarines to fighter jets as China expands its military reach. Defense budgets will keep rising, according to IHS Jane's, which forecasts that spending in the ...