VP Harris to Visit Philippine Island in South China Sea Feud

MANILA — U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris will underscore America’s commitment to defending treaty ally the Philippines with a visit that started Sunday and involves flying to an island province facing the disputed South China Sea, where Washington has accused China of bullying smaller claimant nations.   After attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in […]

Chinese, US Officials to Attend Southeast Asia Defense Meeting

BEIJING — The defense chiefs of rival powers China and the U.S. will both attend next week’s expanded meeting of Southeast Asian security ministers in Cambodia, opening the possibility the two will hold face-to-face discussions.   China’s Defense Ministry said Gen. Wei Fenghe will attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Defense Ministers’ Meeting-Plus from […]

Saudi Crown Prince and PM meets Thai PM on the sidelines of APEC Summit 2022 in Bangkok

Bangkok, Thailand’s Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha held a bilateral talk with H.R.H. Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at the Government House on Friday 18 November, 2022. The meeting was held on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit 2022 […]

US pledges US$20 million for clean energy project in Mekong River Basin

The United States pledged about US$20 (~716 million baht) for the Japan-US Mekong Power Partnership (JUMPP) project, during a round-table discussion today (Sunday) between US Vice President Kamala Harris and leaders of environment and clean energy projects in the Mekong River Basin.   The US vice president also spent time shopping for curry paste and […]