Obama embarks on 4-nation Asia tour

Source:Globaltimes.cn Published: 2014-4-27 10:32:00

            The Asian Trip


Japan      April 23-25 
South Korea      April 25 
Malaysia      April 26-28 
The Philippines      April 28-29 

US President Barack Obama on April 23 arrived in Japan, the first leg of his four-nation Asia trip. The trip will also bring Obama to South Korea, Malaysia and the Philippines.

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 About the Diaoyu Islands

Obama, US President
The Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea fall under Article 5 of the Japan-US Security Treaty, which obliges the US to protect Japan if there are conflicts over Japan-administered territories. 

"We oppose any unilateral attempts to undermine Japan's administration of these islands," and the US engagement with China "does not and will not come at the expense of Japan or any other ally." 

Qin Gang , China's Foreign Ministry spokesman 
"We firmly oppose putting the Diaoyu Islands within the scope of the US-Japan Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security." 

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              South Korea

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 About the North Korea nuclear program

Obama, US President
North Korea has engaged in provocative actions for the last several decades. It's been an irresponsible actor on the international stage for the last several decades.

Qin Gang , China's Foreign Ministry spokesman 
China is steadfast in realizing the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula and called for all parties to decrease tensions and work with China.

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Malaysia was optimistic about a positive outcome of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations but unwilling to be tied to a strict deadline for conclusion, Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman said April25 in Putrajaya, local media reported.

               The Philippines

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US President Barack Obama on Tuesday wrapped-up his two-day visit to the Philippines, the last leg of his four-nation Asia trip which also covered Japan, South Korea, and Malaysia.

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