New Zealand Suspending All High-Level Political and Military Contact with Myanmar

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said that; the aid program to Myanmar should not include projects that are delivered or benefit the Military government. We also agree to implement a travel ban be formalized a coming week on Maynamar's Military Leaders and addition with join other countries calling for a special session at United

UK Applies to Join Huge Pacific Free Trade Area CPTPP

The UK is formally applying to join one of the world’s largest free-trade areas, deepening trade ties with some of the fastest-growing markets in the world International Trade Secretary Liz Truss will speak to ministers in Japan and New Zealand on Monday morning (1 February 2021) to request to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific

Interview with Professor Swaran SINGH on Asia and Pacific Affairs

This interview was conducted with Professor Swaran SINGH for Sinosphere on developments in the Asia-Pacific region. The main topics of the interview include India-China relations, Indo-Pacific Concept, East and South China Seas, ASEAN, and Quad Alliance System. How much can the Quad Alliance limit China's regional expansion moves? Considering that the Quad members have different

US Builds Partnership Capacity with Air Chiefs in Indo-Pacific

Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, hosted senior leaders from the Indo-Pacific theater during the quarterly Pacific Air Chiefs (PAC) Video Teleconference (VTC) from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, Dec. 9. The PAC VTCs reaffirm PACAF’s commitment to multilateral allies and partners by providing regular, continuing opportunities for senior military leader dialogue. This iteration

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New Zealand, U.S. Navies Operate Together in Eastern Pacific

The Royal New Zealand Navy Anzac-class frigate HMNZS Te Kaha (F77) and Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Michael Murphy (DDG 112) conducted combined operations in the eastern Pacific, Dec. 8-9. Te Kaha is underway for the first time since her nearly three-year frigate system upgrade. “One of the last operational activities Te Kaha did before

JOINT LEADERS’ STATEMENT ON THE REGIONAL COMPREHENSIVE ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP (RCEP)

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement is an agreement to broaden and deepen ASEAN’s engagement with Australia, China, Japan, Korea, and New Zealand. Together, these RCEP participating countries account for about 30% of the global GDP and 30% of the world population. The objective of the RCEP Agreement is to establish a modern, comprehensive,

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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