China will communicate and coordinate with all parties, while working concertedly with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), to promote peace talks in Myanmar and help ease the situation in the country at the earliest opportunity, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said. Wang made the remarks during a one-on-one exchange
Bangsamoro Transition Authority (BTA) Parliament approved Wednesday night, Dec. 23 the proposed ₱75.6-billion budget of the BARMM government for the fiscal year 2021. With 55 members voting Yes, zero voting No, and no abstention, the parliament approved BTA Bill No. 73 entitled “An Act Appropriating Funds for the Operation of the Bangsamoro Government from January
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
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
A senior U.S. Department of Defense official said that the US military would need to make full use of robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) to maintain its advantage over China. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who is the head of the U.S. military uniform group, attended the symposium "Defense Forum Washington"
The transition head of an autonomous Muslim region in the southern Philippines said Friday that he would need his term extended to put in place reforms required before local voters elect their own government in 2022. The coronavirus pandemic and ongoing threats from Islamic State-linked militant groups in the south have slowed the reform process,
The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines issued a statement on the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) previously agreed by the Philippine government In the statement, it was stated that the decision to suspend the termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) for another six months was welcomed. ''We welcome the Government of the
On October 24 and 25, 2013, the Peripheral Diplomacy Work Conference was held in Beijing, which is an important conference for CPC Central Committee to well arrange diplomatic work in the new situation. The conference is mainly to conclude lessons, study and judge the current situation, unify thoughts, exploit the future, determine strategic objectives, basic