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Japan Boosting Arms Sales to Southeast Asian Nations as Part of Anti-China Strategy

"Ensuring safety of navigation and flight contributes to the peace and prosperity of Japan and international society."

China and Philippines have agreed to create 30 projects worth $3.7 billion to fight poverty.

China Offers $3.7B for Anti-Poverty Projects in the Philippines

China will be working with the Philippines on 30 projects worth $3.7 billion that aim to alleviate poverty, the two countries announced following a meeting in Beijing on Monday.

Duterte  called Trump to congratulate him on his victory and Trump wished him “success” in his fight against drug.

Duterte, Trump had a 'Very Engaging and Animated' Phone Talk: Report

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte described his phone call with US President-elect Donald Trump on Friday as "encouraging," according to his aide on Friday night after the two leaders had a very "engaging and animated" talk.

China Warns President Duterte not to Raise July 12 Ruling in Joint Talks

China Warns Philippine President Duterte not to Raise July 12 Ruling During Joint Talks

As Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte begins his four-day visit to China starting on Tuesday, Beijing is watching the Philippine leader's actions which could serve as a test of his sincerity to repair Manila's ties with the world's second largest economy.

Philippine presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte gestures during a labor day campaign rally on May 1, 2016 in Manila, Philippines.

PH Leader Duterte Plans to Visit Russia After China, Japan

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that he will likely visit Russia following his China and Japan trips.

13th China-ASEAN Expo

13th China-ASEAN Expo Kicks-off in Nanning

The city of Nanning in Guangxi province is hosting the 13th China-ASEAN Expo as well as the China-ASEAN Business and Investment Summit.

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ASEAN Summit: US President Barack Obama Raises South China Sea Dispute, Says UN-Backed Court's Verdict is 'Binding'

US President Barack Obama on Thursday raised the territorial dispute in the South China Sea at an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Laotian capital city of Vientiane.

ASEAN, China Agree to Set Up Telephone Hotline to Avoid Military Clashes in South China Sea

ASEAN, China Agree to Set up Telephone Hotline to Avoid Military Clashes in South China Sea

In a bid to avoid accidental military clashes in the South China Sea, China, and Southeast Asian nations on Wednesday agreed to set up a communications hotline that would be operational soon.


ASEAN, China to De-escalate Tensions in South China Sea with New Deal

"It's one way of de-escalating tensions in the South China Sea," said de la Vega.

President Duterte Won't Discuss Sea Conflict with China Before ASEAN; Pushes for One-on-One Talks

President Duterte Vows not to Discuss South China Sea Conflict With China Before ASEAN

Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday that he has chosen to directly talk to China about their territorial issue over the South China Sea instead of bringing up the dispute before the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

South China Sea Dispute.

China and ASEAN Agree to Frame Guidelines for Unplanned Encounters in the South China Sea

China and ASEAN countries on Wednesday agreed to frame a "code of conduct" by the end of the year to avoid maritime conflicts in the disputed South China Sea.

South China Sea Verdict.

Philippines Says Exclusion of South China Sea Verdict in ASEAN Statement not a Victory for China

The Philippines said on Tuesday that the failure of foreign ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to include the Permanent Court of Arbitration's verdict on the South China Sea dispute in their joint statement following a recent meeting in Laos, must not be seen as a victory for China

South China Sea Dispute

Beijing Chides US, Japan, Australia for Heightening Tension in the South China Sea

China's Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, on Wednesday chastised Australia, Japan, and the US for making the situation worse in the South China Sea region after the three nations released a joint statement on the recent ruling of the Hague-based arbitral court.

South China Sea Dispute

South China Sea News: India Asks China to Respect U.N. Tribunal Ruling Over Territorial Dispute With the Philippines

India has asked China to respect the ruling of the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) regarding the territorial dispute between Beijing and the Philippines.

South China Sea Dispute.

ASEAN Countries Retract Critical Statement on South China Sea

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Wednesday issued a critical statement on the ongoing South China Sea issue only to retract it later.

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