Chinese Premier Li Keqiang kicked off a week-long trip to Australia and New Zealand on Wednesday. In the current regional and international situation, the official visit to the two major Oceania countries is of immense significance.
China’s aim is to play a constructive role in a peace process which is “guided and owned by the people of Afghanistan.”
Many of Abe’s political conundrums come from his own missteps.
In early March, North Korea launched four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, a move in response to the ongoing joint military drills between the US and South Korea.
By far, the most important challenge on Tillerson’s trip will be his meetings in Beijing.
Since the mysterious death of Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un, at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport on February 13, a diplomatic spat emerged between the two countries, which started with expelling each other's ambassador, to banning each other's citizens from returning home.
Some members of the Chinese public started to boycott South Korea's Lotte Group after the company signed a land-swap deal with the South Korean government for the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system. Western media outlets described the boycott against Lotte and sanctions on South Korea as chauvinistic actions. This is a ridiculous accusation.
Former president of South Korea Park Geun-hye was officially removed from office on Friday after the country's Constitutional Court unanimously upheld her impeachment, a decision made by the National Assembly over corruption and influence-peddling scandals.
The Asia-Pacific security pattern is witnessing drastic changes, with all forces being regrouped and readjusted. Indian and American scholars have said that cooperation among India, the US and Japan "will determine the parameters of security" in the Indian Ocean and Pacific regions in the face of an "assertive" China, India's Zee News reported.
Malcolm Turnbull’s government has been underlining the stability of regional orders and construction of mechanisms.
The first pieces of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) arrived at the Osan Air Base in South Korea Monday night.
Fighting has resumed in northern Myanmar, forcing a large number of Myanmese to flood into China. Kokang, a region bordering China, has once again aroused widespread public concern.
In his new novel titled Killing Commendatore, Haruki Murakami mentioned the Nanjing Massacre, in which around 400,000 Chinese were killed in December 1937 during the Japanese aggression.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo made his maiden state visit to Australia in late February. During the two-day trip, Widodo and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull released a joint statement in which they agreed to fully restore military ties, which were suspended on January 4 following an incident involving offensive education materials found at an Australian army facility.
The annual US-South Korea joint military exercises, code-named Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, are now taking place around the Korean Peninsula.
Beijing has reiterated its stance on the India-Pakistan disputes over Kashmir many times.
The Vietnam-Japan ties have grown closer since the new leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV). Three weeks after taking office, Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang stated that Japan is one of the country's most important cooperative partners.
The US and South Korea kicked off an unprecedented high-intensity joint military exercise on Wednesday, which has made the international community nervous.
This time, however, Akie became the “spokeswoman” for Abe and helped him manage things he cannot be seen doing.
The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system is an important part of the US' military deployment in Asia, which involves an attempt to prevent and contain the rise of China. Only when we recognize the nature of the THAAD deployment can we work out the most effective way to cope with it.
It is normal when two sovereign states adopt different stances and policies for their divergences and disputes over the same issue, given their differing national interests and ideas.