BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Over the past decades, previous US administrations have effectively maintained strong security presence in Asia. However, today’s strategic environment is quite different with growing challenges posed by other major powers including China and Russia.
BEIJING (The Japan News/ANN) - Even as Xi Jinping asserts that he has inherited China’s economic reform, he is not seeking the rate of growth the country has seen in the past, writes senior writer Hiroyuki Sugiyama.
TOKYO/MANILA/JAKARTA/HANOI (Philippine Daily Inquirer/The Jakarta Post/Viet Nam News/ANN) - Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam from January 12-17 in a bid to strengthen security cooperation.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Rodrigo Duterte will tackle counter-terrorism tactics and drug rehabilitation projects among others during the former’s visit in the Philippines this week.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s two-day visit in the country will include a stop in the Presidential Palace, a trip to President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown and a meet with Filipino businessmen.