Jokowi and Muhyiddin has Instructed their Foreign Ministers to Initiate an ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Myanmar

The leaders of Indonesia and Malaysia on Friday, February 5, said they were seeking a special meeting of foreign ministers of Southeast Asian nations to discuss the situation in Myanmar, where an elected government was overthrown in a coup earlier this week. Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo hosts Malaysia’s PM Muhyiddin Yassin with a welcome ceremony

USS John S. McCain Conducts Freedom of Navigation Operation in the South China Sea

USS John S. McCain (DDG 56) asserted navigational rights and freedoms in the Spratly Islands, consistent with international law. This freedom of navigation operation (“FONOP”) upheld the rights, freedoms, and lawful uses of the sea recognized in international law by challenging restrictions on innocent passage imposed by China, Vietnam, and Taiwan. All interactions with foreign

Wei Fenghe: China and ASEAN have the Wisdom and Ability to Handle the South China Sea Issue

Attending the 14th ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting, which started on Wednesday morning via video link, the Chinese State Councilor and Defense Minister Wei Fenghe said that China and countries from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have the wisdom and ability to properly handle the South China Sea issue and jointly safeguard the peace

Fifteen Asia-Pacific Countries Sign China-backed Regional Trade Pact

Fifteen countries on Sunday signed a sprawling Asian trade deal seen as a huge coup for China in extending its influence. The china-backed deal excludes the United States, which had left a rival Asia-Pacific grouping under President Donald Trump. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – which includes 10 Southeast Asian economies along with China, Japan,

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