Expert: Chinese overfishing in South China Sea threatens ‘everywhere in Southeast Asia’

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Billy H.C. Kwok/Getty Images The director of a think tank dedicated to monitoring the South China Sea said on Friday that overfishing in the body of water, exacerbated by China’s attempted colonization, could damage industries and food security in all of Southeast Asia. “If … Read More

China tells US to stop criticism, says relations suffering

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi before their meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Pompeo said Monday that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong … Read More

China eases economic pressure on North Korea, undercutting the Trump admin

China eases economic pressure on North Korea, undercutting the Trump admin. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hold a signing ceremony at the conclusion of their summit at the Capella Hotel on the resort island of … Read More

US-China trade war worsens

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Gil H. A. Santos OVER the weekend, the US-China trade war turned worse as President Donald Trump linked it directly to the continued North Korean nuclear development program—despite the UN sanctions for violating the international reduction of nuclear armaments—and indirectly … Read More

If the US military withdraws from Korea, China will be a big loser

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Michael Heng says while Beijing has good reason to be wary of American hegemony in the region, it must realise that a US military withdrawal would encourage unwanted developments – nuclear-armed neighbours in a unified Korea and Japan. The Kim-Trump summit in Singapore has … Read More

Trump, Kim Jong Un summit in Singapore expected to tackle denuclearization, economy

The historic summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is back on. “We’ll be meeting on June 12 in Singapore,” the president confirmed to reporters after hosting an hour-long meeting with a top North Korean official in the … Read More

U.S. officials offer economic aid, security assurances if North Korea eliminates nuclear program

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  U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha arrive at a joint news conference at the State Department on Friday. ((Mandel Ngan / AFP/Getty Images)) The U.S. is prepared to quickly lift sanctions on … Read More

Trump announces June 12 summit in Singapore with North Korean leader, American prisoners released

President Trump announced Thursday that he will meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore on June 12, locking in a historic, high-stakes summit aimed at curbing the rogue nation’s nuclear weapons program. Trump made the announcement via Twitter … Read More

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