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ASEAN, summits boost cooperation, avoid South China Sea issue

Source:Globaltimes.cn Published: 2016/9/28 0:24:14

              Commentary

ASEAN wise to leave sea arbitration alone    2016/9/8 0:08:39

The issue has been cooling down, and regional countries do not want to hype it up.

China-ASEAN dialogue relationship sets good example of equal treatment, common development among developing countries    2016/9/7 14:13:19

China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) marks here Wednesday their 25th anniversary of the establishment of the dialogue relationship, which has been featured with good-neighborliness, equal treatment and common development, thus setting a good example for forging relations between developing countries.

US should remember wartime legacy in Laos    2016/9/6 21:18:39

As a socialist country, Laos’ opinions on democracy and human rights are different from the US.

Insult reveals cracks in US-Philippine ties    2016/9/6 23:03:39

The US needs the Philippines more as it sees this Southeast Asian country as a pawn to counter China.

ASEAN and related summits to focus on community building efforts, cooperation with China    2016/9/6 8:39:50

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and related summits are scheduled here in the Lao capital on Tuesday, with the main theme of "Turning Vision into Reality for a Dynamic ASEAN Community."

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              Li’s Visit to Laos

Chinese premier urges Beijing, Manila to jointly bring ties back on normal track    2016/9/9 8:46:12

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday voiced his hope that China and the Philippines will work together to bring bilateral ties back on the normal track so as to realize their healthy and stable development.

Chinese premier stresses China' s stance on South China Sea issue    2016/9/9 8:39:09

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Thursday spelled out China's stance on the South China Sea issue in his speech at the 11th East Asia Summit, calling for concerted efforts of all relevant parties to properly handle disputes.

China eyes closer cooperation, lasting friendship with Laos    2016/9/9 8:37:12

China and Laos, two neighbors that share the same political system, witnessed a great advancement of bilateral ties on Thursday as the two countries signed 20 documents to boost cooperation.

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              Bilateral Relations

China-Laos:
The China-Laos railway, which is a part of the pan-Asia railway and will link Vientiane to the China-Laos border area in the north and Thailand in the south, will become the realization of a strategic mission to transform Laos into a land-linked nation and help boost economic growth in the world's least developed Southeast Asian country.

US-Laos: 
Laos and US unveil comprehensive partnership as Obama makes historic visit to the socialist country.

Obama's visit is thought to aim at reinforcing his "pivot to Asia" policy before he leaves the Oval Office by opening a new chapter in diplomatic relations between the US and Laos. This is the first official visit by any US president to the Southeast Asian socialist state.


           China-ASEAN eco efforts

  China has grown to be the largest trading partner of ASEAN, and it was the first country to establish a strategic partnership with ASEAN and the first non-ASEAN signatory to sign the ASEAN Treaty of Amity and Cooperation, the Xinhua News Agency reported in November 2015.

 From January to February, China's trade with ASEAN countries reached $61.5 billion, accounting for 12 percent of its total trade, according to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.



            About South China Sea

  China and ASEAN adopted two documents on dealing with unplanned encounters and maritime emergencies in disputed waters on Sep 7.

  Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte previously told media he would not bring up the arbitration at the summit.

  China and ASEAN member countries agreed to hasten consultations on the South China Sea Code of Conduct at an August meeting in Manzhouli, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, where China and 10 ASEAN member states approved the documents.



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