As Southeast Asian countries continue to face a severe drought amid an extreme El Niño event,...
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by Sophie Beach | Dec 2, 2014
On Saturday, November 29, President Xi Jinping followed up on China’s hosting of the APEC...
by Cindy | Jul 5, 2014
President Xi Jinping arrived in South Korea on Thursday for a state visit that is seen as...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 12, 2011
As leaders from APEC nations met in Hawaii for their annual gathering, President Obama called on China to follow the rules in its trade practices. From Reuters: Obama, under pressure to create jobs at home and eager to highlight...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 30, 2010
India is recalibrating its approach to China as China’s influence expands throughout the rest of Asia, the New York Times reports: It has been the season of geopolitical hugs in India — with one noticeable exception. The...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 15, 2010
The Christian Science Monitor gives a post mortem on President Obama’s Asia trip and the “elephant in the room”: Stops in India and Indonesia were charm offensives that yielded goodwill, commercial deals, and...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 13, 2010
A McClatchy report on President Obama’s recent trip to Asia was really all about China, despite the fact that the country wasn’t on his itinerary: And each of the four countries has its own foreign policy...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 9, 2010
As President Obama visits his boyhood home of Indonesia, the New York Times looks at the growing rivalry between the U.S. and China to influence the country: As the United States and China step up their rivalry in Southeast...
by Sophie Beach | Nov 7, 2010
Writer Ian Buruma attempts to answer that question in a piece in the Guardian: China’s recent thuggish behaviour is changing Asian opinions. As the warm welcome given to Hillary Clinton on her recent swing through Asia –...
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