Asia Pacific Jul 6, 2019

China denies U.S. accusations of South China Sea missile tests

China's Defense Ministry on Friday denied U.S. accusations that the Chinese military had recently carried out missile tests in the disputed South China Sea, saying instead that they had held routine drills that involved the firing of live ammunition. The Pentagon said on Tuesday the ...

Japan and Philippines agree to work toward free and open Indo-Pacific

National / Politics Jun 1, 2019

Japan and Philippines agree to work toward free and open Indo-Pacific

Japan and the Philippines have agreed to work toward achieving a free, open and rules-based Indo-Pacific region by strengthening security cooperation. Japan will also continue to support building infrastructure and promoting the peace process in Mindanao between the Philippine government and Muslim rebels, Prime Minister ...