Updated Saturday, November 15, 2014 2:15 pm TWN
President Barack Obama vigorously defended his commitment to strengthening U.S. ties with the Asia Pacific, arguing Saturday that while a flurry of crises elsewhere in the world have demanded his attention, those matters have not weakened his dedication to this fast-growing region.
Vladimir Putin faces an icy reception at the G-20 summit with Britain's David Cameron telling the Russian leader to stop bullying smaller states and Australia's Tony Abbott accusing him of trying to relive the "lost glories of czarism."
Afghanistan's new President Ashraf Ghani on Friday visited Pakistan's military headquarters in a sign of warming ties after more than a decade of mutual distrust between the two U.S. allies.
Friday, November 14, 2014
The United States voiced alarm over Myanmar's "backsliding" on democratic reforms, as U.S. President Barack Obama Thursday attended a regional summit meant to showcase the country's transition from army-led isolation.
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took a tentative step toward easing more than two years of high tensions over contested islands and wartime history on Monday with an unsmiling handshake and a short meeting.
Monday, November 10, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
China and 20 other Asian nations signed on Friday to a new Beijing-backed international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday visited Indonesia, home to the world's biggest Muslim population, to press Southeast Asian nations to step up efforts in the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group.
Saturday, October 11, 2014
China's declaration last year of an air-defense identification zone over disputed islands in the East China Sea has increased tensions with Japan, the top U.S. Air Force commander in the Pacific said Thursday.
Friday, September 26, 2014
Thursday, September 18, 2014
A wave of "civil awareness" across Taiwan, Hong Kong and China is inspiring more documentary makers to unearth stories that otherwise would not be told, according to an award-winning Taiwanese director.
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