E.U, China Trade Agreement Opposes Trump’s America First Agenda

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French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker welsome Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, March 26, 2019. (Photo: Reuters) Chinese Premier Li Keqiang assured the European Union that … Read More

Taiwan prepares to hold large-scale military drills to deter China

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Amid heightened tensions in cross-strait relations, Taiwan’s military is starting a series of newly designed large-scale military drills. Taiwanese analysts say the island should enhance its combat preparedness. Taiwan’s armed forces are on Thursday holding their first live-fire drill for … Read More

Japan–China ties are tightening

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit to Japan from 8 May to 11 May was a remarkable highlight in what has been a glum decade for China–Japan relations. It is Li’s first visit to Japan since taking office in 2013, and … Read More

UN Security Council steps up new North Korea sanctions

Major US allies in Asia welcomed today (12 September) the UN Security Council’s unanimous vote to step up sanctions on North Korea, with its profitable textile exports now banned and fuel supplies to the reclusive North capped after it its … Read More