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China, ASEAN Working on Agreement for Yuan Trade Settlement

Posted October 22nd, 2011 at 7:15 pm (UTC-5)
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China has confirmed reports that it is working on an agreement with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, to settle trade in yuan. The state-run news agency Xinhua quoted a central bank official Saturday as saying the process is under way. Jin Qi, assistant to the governor of the People’s Bank of China, […]

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Japan Hosts ASEAN Delegates Seeking to Solve Maritime Disputes

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 5:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan on Wednesday hosted delegates from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for talks on simmering tensions in the South China Sea. The vice ministerial-level meeting — the third of its kind since 2009 — focused on the need to find consensus on the interpretation of maritime law regarding freedom of navigation. China, Taiwan, the […]

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Japan Hosts ASEAN Delegates Seeking to Solve Maritime Disputes

Posted September 28th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Japan on Wednesday hosted delegates from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for talks on simmering tensions in the South China Sea. The vice-ministerial-level meeting — the third of its kind since 2009 — focused on the need to create consensus on the interpretation of maritime law regarding freedom of navigation. China, Taiwan, the Philippines, […]

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ASEAN Experts Meet in Manila on South China Sea

Posted September 22nd, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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Maritime experts from across Southeast Asia are meeting in Manila to discuss a Philippine proposal for avoiding future conflicts in the South China Sea. The group’s findings will be passed to senior officials from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, who will make recommendations ahead of an ASEAN summit in November. Philippine Vice President Jejomar […]

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Indonesian FM to Hear Burmese Citizens on ASEAN Chairmanship

Posted September 20th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesia’s foreign minister says he is eager to hear the views of Burmese citizens — including pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi — on whether their country should serve as chairman of ASEAN in 2014. Marty Natalegawa discussed plans for an October visit to Burma in an interview Tuesday with the Associated Press. He said […]

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ASEAN EUROPE DISASTERS

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 12:20 am (UTC-5)
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Officials from Europe and Southeast Asia are promising to work together more closely to prevent and respond to natural disasters. Kristalina Georgieva, the European Union commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis response, announced the agreement Monday after talks with officials in Indonesia. ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan represented the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in […]

Germany Seeks Trade Deals With ASEAN Members

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Germany’s foreign minister says his country sees Southeast Asia as an important growth engine and is eager to conclude free trade pacts with countries in the region. Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle made the remark in Berlin Tuesday following a meeting with Surin Pitsuwan, secretary general of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Westerwelle said Southeast […]

ASEAN Opens Maritime Forum Amid South China Sea Disputes

Posted July 27th, 2011 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Naval chiefs from the ASEAN member states are meeting in Hanoi to discuss regional maritime security issues, including a territorial dispute between some ASEAN nations and China. Malaysia’s top naval commander, Admiral Tan Sri Abdul Aziz, urged China to “respect the sovereignty and integrity” of regional nations during the session Wednesday. Vice Admiral Alexander Pama, […]

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Clinton Challenges Parties in S. China Sea Dispute to Prove Territory Claims

Posted July 23rd, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has challenged parties in the South China Sea dispute to show legal proof of their territory claims. Secretary Clinton on Saturday said China and several members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ claims must also be in line with an 1982 international of law of the sea. On […]

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Clinton Calls on Burma to Make Reforms

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 5:42 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called on Burma Friday to free political prisoners, address non-proliferation concerns and start a dialogue with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. Clinton told delegates at a regional security forum in Bali that Burma is a major challenge facing the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations and would have […]

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