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Mattis pushes closer ties to Vietnam amid tension with China

WASHINGTON --- By making a rare second trip this year to Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is signaling how intensively the Trump administration is trying to counter China's military assertiveness by cozying up to smaller nations in the region that share American wariness about Chinese intentions. The visit beginning Tuesday also shows how far U.S.-Vietnamese relations have advanced since the tumultuous years of the Vietnam War. Mattis, a retired general who entered the Marine Corps during Vietnam but did not serve there, visited Hanoi in January. By coincidence, that stop came just days before the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive in 1968. Tet was a turning point wh...Keep on reading: Mattis pushes closer ties to Vietnam amid tension with China.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 14th, 2018

Vietnam fostering ties with the Philippines amid rapprochement with China

In August 2018, President Duterte conveyed to his countrymen that he expected China would be fair on the South China Sea dispute and that they should accept Beijing as a good neighbor. He told his fellow Filipinos: “I am sure that in the end, China will be fair and the equity will be distributed.” He predicted that “in the days to come, we would realize that China…is really a good neighbor.”.....»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsNov 13th, 2018

China loans, grants to fund 18 projects

Amid closer ties between Manila and Beijing, 18 projects and programs worth a total of P731.7 billion will be rolled out during President Duterte's term through loans and grants from China. Na.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Xi Jinping touts Vladimir Putin ties as U.S. tensions bring them closer

BEIJING, China – President Xi Jinping gave China's first friendship medal to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday, June 8, as the neighboring giants touted their close ties amid diplomatic and economic challenges from the US. Xi placed the large golden medal around Putin's neck at the grandiose Great Hall of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 8th, 2018

US carrier on historic Vietnam visit amid sea rift with China

A US aircraft carrier arrived in Vietnam for the first time since the end of the war, as the former foes bolster military ties in the face of Beijing's build-up in the disputed South China Sea......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 12th, 2018

U.S. gives boats to Vietnam amid South China Sea tensions

HANOI, Vietnam – The US delivered six patrol boats and equipment worth a combined $20 million to Vietnam, the US embassy in Hanoi said Thursday, March 29, as the former foes boost ties amid continuing tensions in the South China Sea.  Hanoi and Washington have improved defense links in recent ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMar 29th, 2018

US carrier on historic Vietnam visit amid sea rift with China

VIETNAM — A US aircraft carrier arrived in Vietnam on Monday for the first time since the end of the war, as the former foes bolster military ties in the fac.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMar 6th, 2018

China pushes economic diplomacy amid warm Philippine ties

China pushes economic diplomacy amid warm Philippine ties.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2017

Japan PM Abe visits Australia s Darwin, 75 years after WWII bombing

DARWIN, Australia – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a historic visit to Darwin on Friday, November 16, some 75 years after Japan bombed the northern Australian city, as the two countries cement ties in the face of an emergent China. Trade and closer defense relations are the centrepieces of Abe's ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 16th, 2018

PH, Vietnam troops hold exercises, play sports in Spratlys

Philippine and Vietnamese troops held joint exercises and played sports in the Spratly Islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), a sign they see as improving ties between the two naval forces.   The activities for the one-day event held last Nov. 10 were held on the Philippine-occupied Parola Island (Northeast Cay). The Naval Forces West contingent led by Capt. Carlos Sabarre welcomed 63 members of the Vietnamese Navy.   "Interpersonal interaction like this intends to develop friendship, camaraderie and understanding between the two navies as well as enhance cordial relations while both engage on sports events and other field games, socio-cultural ex...Keep on reading: PH, Vietnam troops hold exercises, play sports in Spratlys.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

Japan, India Leaders Agree to Step up Defense, Economic Ties

TOKYO - The leaders of Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their cooperation in defense, trade and a range or other areas amid China's growing influence in the region.Japanese Prime Min.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Japan, India Leaders Agree to Step up Defense, Economic Ties

TOKYO - The leaders of Japan and India agreed Monday to step up their cooperation in defense, trade and a range or other areas amid China's growing influence in the region.Japanese Prime Min.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Japan, India leaders agree to step up defense, economic ties

TOKYO (AP) --- The leaders of Japan and India have agreed to step up their cooperation in defense, trade and a range or other areas amid China's growing influence in the region. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, agreed Monday to expand arms sales and hold high-level defense talks and joint military exercises. They also signed a second-phase agreement for a Japanese high-speed railway project in India. Their meeting comes immediately after Abe's visit to Beijing, where he met with Chinese leaders. Modi has called for regional unity against protectionism. He arrived Saturday and was invited to Abe's vacation house near Mount Fuji ...Keep on reading: Japan, India leaders agree to step up defense, economic ties.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

China opens consulate in Davao City

China will open tomorrow its consulate in this city in a bid to foster closer ties with the Philippines. Source link link: China opens consulate in Davao City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 27th, 2018

China opens consulate in Davao City

China will open tomorrow its consulate in this city in a bid to foster closer ties with the Philippines......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 26th, 2018

Firmer anti-terror deal between Asean, Beijing

China is expanding military cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to ease regional tension and promote peace, not to erode the United States’ long-established defense ties with countries in the region, experts said. China and the 17 other countries at the Fifth ASEAN Defense Ministers’ Meeting-Plus pledged on Saturday to jointly tackle […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

Japan, China seek warmer ties amid US trade friction

TOKYO -- Japan’s prime minister arrived in Beijing on Thursday for his first formal bilateral summit with Chinese leaders in seven years as the Asian rivals seek to build on a thaw in ties against a backdrop of trade friction with the United States......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsOct 25th, 2018

China Seen Toning Down Activity in Contested Sea

TAIPEI - Chinese officials are expected to tone down military activity in the contested South China Sea as the United States pushes back and Beijing hopes to ease Sino-U.S. trade tension without ma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

China Seen Toning Down Activity in Contested Sea

TAIPEI - Chinese officials are expected to tone down military activity in the contested South China Sea as the United States pushes back and Beijing hopes to ease Sino-U.S. trade tension without ma.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

China Seen Toning Down Activity in Contested Sea

TAIPEI – Chinese officials are expected to tone down military activity in the contested South China Sea as the United States pushes back and Beijing hopes to ease Sino-U.S. trade tension without ma Source link link: China Seen Toning Down Activity in Contested Sea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

China Seen Toning Down Activity in Contested Sea

TAIPEI – Chinese officials are expected to tone down military activity in the contested South China Sea as the United States pushes back and Beijing hopes to ease Sino-U.S. trade tension without ma Source link link: China Seen Toning Down Activity in Contested Sea.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018