New Zealand pushes TPP without US World

New Zealand pushes TPP without US

New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay called on the 11 remaining member countries of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement to discuss the next step for the trade deal after the US pulled out.
Obama reaffirms US commitment to Asia World

Obama reaffirms US commitment to Asia

American engagement with Asia will endure after he leaves the While House, Barack Obama has said during his final visit to the region as US president.
US newspaper highlights Obama’s visit to Vietnam World

US newspaper highlights Obama’s visit to Vietnam

The New York Times has run an article with entitled “Obama in Vietnam Will Focus on Future, Rather Than the Past” in the “White House Letter” column ahead the US President's upcoming visit to Vietnam.
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East Sea tension affects regional security, say scholars

The escalating tension in the East Sea, a key navigation route as well as a site believed to habour vast deposits of oil, did and will have considerable implications for regional security, foreign scholars said at a round-table workshop in Singapore on May 28.
US, ASEAN explore joint humanitarian operations ASEAN

US, ASEAN explore joint humanitarian operations

Defence Minister Gen. Phung Quang Thanh on April 2 joined his US and ASEAN counterparts for a discussion on post-disaster recovery and humanitarian assistance, as part of the ongoing US–ASEAN defence forum in Honolulu, Hawaii.
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Vietnam attends US-ASEAN defence forum

A Vietnamese delegation led by Defence Minister, Gen. Phung Quang Thanh is in Honolulu, Hawaii state, to attend the US – ASEAN defence forum, the first of its kind ever held in the US.
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US prioritises ASEAN in “pivot” strategy

Boosting relations with Southeast Asian countries is an important part in the US’ “pivot” strategy to Asia-Pacific, US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said in his tour of four ASEAN countries, including Malaysia, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines.