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USS Curtis Wilbur Conducts Trilateral Replenishment-at-sea with Japan and France

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Curtis Wilbur (DDG 54) joined the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Towada-class replenishment ship JS Hamana (AOE-424) and the French Floréal-class light frigate FNS Prairial to conduct a tri-lateral replenishment-at-sea (RAS), Feb. 19. The RAS allowed French, Japanese and United States Sailors to complete an underway evolution highlighting the capabilities

By |2021-02-20T15:56:11+03:00February 20th, 2021|Categories: Pacific|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Biden and Modi Agreed to Continue Close Cooperation to Promote a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

US President Joe Biden and India Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on issues such as Covid-19, Global Economy, climate change, and close cooperation between the two countries. Both leaders committing that the United States and India will work closely together to win the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, renew their partnership on climate change,

USS Rafael Peralta Arrives in Japan

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, USS Rafael Peralta (DDG 115) arrived Feb. 4, to its new forward deployed location in Yokosuka, Japan. The forward presence of Rafael Peralta enhances the national security of the United States and allies and partners, and improves its ability to protect strategic interests. It will directly support the Defense Strategic

China, Pacific Island Countries Closer Since COVID-19: FM

The Chinese Foreign Ministry said that accusations made by some media outlets that China has done little to provide anti-epidemic support to Pacific island countries are totally groundless and made out of ulterior motives. The ministry said that cooperation between the two sides has become even closer since the COVID-19 outbreak. "The reopening of the

VietNam to Buy 30 Million Doses of UK’s Covid-19 Vaccine

Viet Nam is in talks with four countries, namely the UK, the U.S., Russia, and China to buy Covid-19 vaccines, said Deputy Minister of Health Truong Quoc Cuong. Among the four countries, Viet Nam has reached an agreement with the UK-based vaccine producer AstraZeneca to guarantee the supply of 30 million doses for 15 million

By |2021-01-04T17:12:07+03:00January 4th, 2021|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

China-Europe Freight Trains Departing from Wuhan Transported 5,660 Tonnes of Anti-Epidemic Medical Supplies to European

China-Europe freight trains departing from central China's Wuhan, Hubei Province, transported some 5,660 tonnes of anti-epidemic medical supplies to European countries in 2020, according to China Railway's Wuhan branch. The trains carried 770 TEUs of supplies including masks, protective suits, and ventilators to Germany, Serbia, Poland and other countries last year, said Liu Fangzhi with

China, Russia Military to Maintain Relationship Cooperation

China and Russia will maintain close communication, enhance pragmatic cooperation, promote military-to-military relations to new heights, and contribute more to world peace and stability in the new year, the Ministry of National Defense said on Thursday. The year 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the Treaty of Good-Neighborliness and Friendly Cooperation between the two countries.

China’s Top Legislator Calls for Enhancing Exchanges with ROK

China's top legislator Li Zhanshu held talks on Monday with the Republic of Korea (ROK) National Assembly Speaker Park Byeong-seug via video link, noting that the two countries should respect each other's core interests and major concerns, and enhance exchanges at all levels. Li, chairman of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, said China

Australia-India-Japan-United States Quad Senior Officials’ Meeting

On 18 December, senior officials from Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the foreign ministries of India, Japan and the United States met by videoconference to progress initiatives agreed by ministers at the second Quad Foreign Ministers' Meeting in October in Tokyo. At the meeting, officials discussed respective efforts to support the region’s

VietNam may Become Upper-Middle-Income Country in 2023

The Japan Centre for Economic Research (JCER) has predicted that Viet Nam will become an upper-middle-income country in 2023, and its GDP going onto surpass Chinese Taipei by 2035. The JCER recently released a medium-term forecast of Asian economies entitled “Asia in the coronavirus disaster: Which countries are emerging?”, which addresses the impact of the

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