ASEAN leaders hope for breakthrough in talks on RCEP trade deal

Business Nov 3, 2019

ASEAN leaders hope for breakthrough in talks on RCEP trade deal

Southeast Asian leaders meet for a second day in Thailand on Sunday, hoping for a breakthrough in talks over the world's largest trade deal to help throw off the torpor that has gripped the global economy since the U.S.-China tariff war began. The 10-member Association ...

Abe to attend ASEAN-related summits in Thailand

National / Politics Nov 2, 2019

Abe to attend ASEAN-related summits in Thailand

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will make a three-day trip to Thailand from Sunday to attend a series of summits related to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, including one to negotiate a region-wide free trade deal, the government said. During his stay in Bangkok, Abe ...

Abe may hold talks with China's Li at Thailand summit

National / Politics Oct 30, 2019

Abe may hold talks with China's Li at Thailand summit

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering holding talks with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang early next month on the sidelines of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Thailand, government sources said Wednesday. Abe hopes to advance discussions on Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit ...

'Ping pong bombs' during ASEAN summit in Bangkok wound three

Asia Pacific Aug 2, 2019

'Ping pong bombs' during ASEAN summit in Bangkok wound three

Several small bombs exploded across Bangkok on Friday, rattling the Thai capital as it hosted a regional summit attended by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and leaving three people wounded. Thailand, which has a grim history of political violence, remains deeply divided after a ...

U.S. set to push security strategy as Chinese maneuvers rattle region

Asia Pacific Aug 1, 2019

U.S. set to push security strategy as Chinese maneuvers rattle region

Recent incidents involving Chinese ships in Southeast Asian waters are testing regional faith in Beijing's sincerity about maritime peace, and aiding a renewed U.S. push to build alliances with countries unnerved by China's assertiveness. Chinese maneuvering in energy-rich stretches of the South China Sea, including ...