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Southeast Asia Boosting Homegrown Defense

Reports claim that Southeast Asian nations are investing in their defense sector in response to increasing tensions with Beijing over the South China Sea. But will that be able to keep China at bay? Experts believe that nations in Southeast […]

China presses South Sudan over renewed violence

6 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

China's foreign minister pressed his South Sudan counterpart over renewed violence in the oil-rich state, demanding an immediate ceasefire and political dialogue in the country which is heavily reliant on Chinese investment. Government troops clashed with South Sudan rebels last week near the capital of Unity State, days after a U.N. Show More Summary

Coming to the South China Sea: Asia’s Big Energy Mistake?

Stewart Taggart Energy, China A “tragedy of the commons” looms.  Editor's Note : Please see Stewart Taggart's previous articles:  A Plan to Save the South China Sea from Disaster as well as A Plan to Save the East China Sea from Disaster. Planned...Show More Summary

Pope Wants China Dialogue, Freedom for Church

Pope Francis flies over China during his return trip to Rome from South Korea, saying that he wishes to visit China and for the Catholic Church to operate freely there

Dangerous Goods Restriction in South China Outports

  In view of the forthcoming China National Day Holiday from October 1 - 7, 2014 please be informed that operation restrictions will be in place for import

Pope Francis extends olive branch to China

Francis used remarks at a meeting of 80 Asian bishops in South Korea to express a desire to improve ties with China, which has long had a tense relationship with the church and has no diplomatic link with the Vatican.

Aquino says Chinese survey ships seen in Philippine waters

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Philippine President Benigno Aquino said two Chinese survey vessels had been sighted in a gas-rich area of its exclusive economic zone, raising concerns of heightened tensions in the disputed South China Sea. China claims almost the entire South China Sea, believed to be rich in deposits of oil and gas resources. Show More Summary

U.S. to try to “de-escalate” Tensions with China

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government is going to try to de-escalate tensions in Asia as China refuses to back down from their aggressive tactics. Reuters reported that the dispute over islands in the South China Sea have taken center stage in Asian foreign policy. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Australia this past […]

Pope tells Asia's communist nations not to fear Christians

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

By Philip Pullella HAEMI South Korea (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in remarks clearly intended for communist-ruled countries such as China, North Korea and Vietnam, said on Sunday that Asian governments should not fear Christians as they did not want to "come as conquerors" but be integral parts of local cultures. Show More Summary

Pope urges 'fraternal' dialogue with China, others

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

HAEMI, South Korea (AP) — Pope Francis made his strongest gesture yet to reach out to China on Sunday, saying he "earnestly" wants to improve relations and insisting that the Catholic Church isn't coming in as a "conqueror" trying to take away the identity of others but as a partner in dialogue.

Who stopped China Catholics going to South Korea?

4 days agoNews : The Newsroom

BEIJING (AP) — Days after Chinese officials blocked Catholics from seeing the pope in South Korea, it's still unclear who was behind the action or why it was taken.

China Catholics cheer pope's South Korea visit

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese Catholics on Friday cheered Pope Francis' visit to neighboring South Korea, saying they hoped his trip to their region would help end the estrangement between Beijing and the Vatican.

Japanese cabinet ministers visit controversial war shrine

5 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Two Japanese cabinet ministers visited a controversial war shrine in Tokyo Friday in a move likely to anger China and South Korea, which see it as a symbol of Japan's militarist past. Dozens of other lawmakers are due to make a massShow More Summary

CBS Spotlights China's Underground Catholics as Pope Visits S. Korea; ABC, NBC Hype Francis's Car

Thursday's CBS This Morning stood out for zeroing in on the plight of Catholics in China, as it covered Pope Francis's trip to South Korea. Seth Doane noted the Pope's overflight of the communist country, and pointed out how "that'sShow More Summary

China and the U.S.: Similar Frustrations, Different Policies toward North Korea

Doug Bandow SHENYANG, CHINAChina-Korean relations are in a state of flux. The People’s Republic of China and South Korea have exchanged presidential visits. Trade statistics suggest that the PRC did not ship any oil to the North during the first quarter of the year. Show More Summary

Pope's South Korea visit brings China opportunity

BEIJING (AP) — Pope Francis' greeting to Chinese President Xi Jinping as he flew to South Korea on Thursday marked a rare cordial exchange between the sides, which have no diplomatic relations and are embroiled in a sometimes bitter contest for authority.

Pope's South Korea visit brings China opportunity

6 days agoNews : The Newsroom

BEIJING (AP) — Pope Francis' greeting to Chinese President Xi Jinping as he flew to South Korea early Thursday marked a rare cordial exchange between the sides that have no diplomatic relations and are embroiled in a sometimes bitter contest for authority.

Pope sends message to Beijing, but some Chinese barred from South Korea event

By Philip Pullella and Ju-min Park SEOUL (Reuters) - Pope Francis arrived in the South Korean capital Seoul on Thursday after sending an unprecedented message of good will to China as he flew over the country that does not allow its Catholics to recognize his authority. Show More Summary

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