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The Asia-Pacific is home to more people than any other region. Centered on the western rim of the Pacific Ocean, this region includes the easternmost countries of continental Asia as well as the archipelagos that punctuate the coast.

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Taiwan says it’s looking to buy US missiles with 925-km range

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The head of Taiwan’s defense ministry’s strategic planning section has told lawmakers that the government is seeking to procure, from the US, air-to-surface missiles with a possible range of...
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EU sets out Indo-Pacific plan, says it’s not ‘anti-China’

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The European Union resolved on Monday to step up its influence in the Indo-Pacific region, using areas from security to health to protect its interests and counter China's rising...
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Biden Seeks Unity With Japan’s Suga Against China at First White House Summit

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By David Brunnstrom and Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON—President Joe Biden on Friday sought to present a united front with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga to counter an increasingly threatening China as the U.S. leader held his first...
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Biden’s new trade representative Tai says U.S. not ready to lift Trump-era tariffs on...

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U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai says the Biden administration has not immediate plans to lift the trade tariffs impose on China by President Trump. Tai told The Wall Street Journal she acknowledges the...
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Taiwan reports largest ever incursion by Chinese air force

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Twenty Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Friday, in the largest incursion yet reported by the island’s defence ministry and marking a dramatic escalation of...
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Taiwan says has begun mass production of long-range missile

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Taiwan has begun mass production of a long-range missile and is developing three other models, a senior official said on Thursday, in a rare admission of efforts to develop...
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Chinese diplomats: Don’t underestimate our determination to defend sovereignty

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While talking to the media after meeting with their US counterparts, top Chinese diplomats have emphasized that they will stay firm in defending their national interests. “There are so many...
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Biden defense secretary warns US forces ready to ‘fight tonight’ after North Korea warning

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday warned North Korea that U.S. forces are ready to "fight tonight" after the dictatorship condemned military drills taking place in South Korea. The U.S. and South Korean militaries have...

Philippines receives first batch of COVID-19 vaccine, doses donated by China

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The Philippines received on Sunday its first batch of COVID-19 vaccine doses in a shipment donated by China, a day before it was due to roll out a national...
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U.S. carrier group enters South China Sea amid Taiwan tensions

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A U.S. aircraft carrier group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has entered the South China Sea to promote “freedom of the seas”, the U.S. military said on Sunday,...
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Tom Fowdy: A ‘red wave’ of left-wing resurgence engulfs South America

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The apparent narrow victory of socialist Pedro Castillo in Peru is the latest splash of a ‘red wave’ engulfing South America, where Washington and...
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Putin calls Biden ‘career man,’ hopes there won’t be any impulse-based movements

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US President Joe Biden is a career politician and there is hope that there will not be any impulse-based movements, Russian President Vladimir Putin...
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The laying of the sea part of the first thread of “North Stream –...

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The laying of the sea part of the first thread of "North Stream - 2" has been completedMOSCOW, June 10 - RIA Novosti. Nord...
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Iran military vessels enter Atlantic Ocean for first time

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Two Iranian military vessels, the Sahand destroyer and the Makran forward base ship, have sailed into the Atlantic, marking the first time Iran’s Navy...
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The United States is losing its military presence in Cambodia, and China is taking...

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China appears to have built two military facilities in just one month as part of the military naval port of Ream in Cambodia, Business...