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High Level US Diplomat Begins Asia Tour

Posted January 3rd, 2012 at 3:05 am (UTC-5)
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Assistant Secretary of State Kurt Campbell arrives in Beijing Tuesday, the first high-level U.S. visit to Northeast Asia since the death of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il. Campbell will also make stops in Seoul and Tokyo on his four-day diplomatic tour. The State Department says he will discuss “a range of important bilateral, regional […]

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Asia Pacific Welcomes New Year

Posted December 31st, 2011 at 10:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Southeast Asian countries were among the first to welcome the New Year with fireworks, laser lights, street parties and outdoor performances. Sydney, Australia, and Hong Kong set the standard with glittering extravaganzas in their harbors. Chinese main cities Beijing and Shanghai hosted lavish light shows in their central squares. Chinese President Hu Jintao in his […]

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Asian Markets Lower after S&P Eurozone Downgrade Threat

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 2:25 am (UTC-5)
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Asian markets were trading lower Tuesday after the Standard and Poor’s rating agency said it may soon downgrade 15 eurozone countries if European leaders cannot come up with a plan to fix the region’s debt crisis. Tokyo’s Nikkei index, South Korea’s Kospi and Hong Kong’s Hang Seng are all down more than one percent, while […]

Report: Asia Growth to Slow, but Largely Cushioned From Global Financial Crisis

Posted November 22nd, 2011 at 7:30 am (UTC-5)
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The World Bank says economic growth is still strong in East Asia, but will continue to be affected by weakening external demand. In a bi-annual report released Tuesday, the World Bank says growth in East Asia’s developing economies will slow to 7.8 percent in 2012, down from 8.2 percent this year. The report says the […]

Obama Heading Home after Asian Tour

Posted November 19th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is on his way home Saturday, after a nine-day Asia-Pacific tour that took him to Hawaii, Australia and Indonesia for a summit of East Asian leaders. Just hours before Air Force One departed from Bali, Indonesia, Mr. Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met on the sidelines of the East Asia […]

Obama Heading Home after Asian Tour

Posted November 19th, 2011 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is on his way home Saturday, after a nine-day Asia-Pacific tour that took him to Hawaii, Australia and Indonesia for a summit of East Asian leaders. Just hours before Air Force One departed from Bali, Indonesia, Mr. Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met on the sidelines of the East Asia […]

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Obama, Chinese Premier Discuss Economic Issues

Posted November 19th, 2011 at 2:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao met on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Bali, Indonesia Saturday to discuss economic issues between the two countries. White House officials said Mr. Obama stressed the importance of China adjusting the value of its currency, which Washington says is deeply undervalued. The two […]

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East China Sea Dispute, Burma to Dominate Bali Summit

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 11:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Territorial disputes over the South China Sea and democratic reforms in Burma are expected to dominate the discussion when leaders of 18 nations meet Saturday in Bali. U.S. President Barack Obama said the East Asia Summit was the top forum for settling the region’s maritime dispute with China. But Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao warned against […]

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Obama Meets with Asian Leaders

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama held talks Friday with Asian leaders attending the East Asia Summit in Bali, Indonesia. The first bilateral meeting on Mr. Obama’s schedule was with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. Mr. Obama said both nations see the East Asia Summit as the premier arena to work together on issues ranging from maritime […]

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Obama Meets with Asian Leaders

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 5:35 am (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama held talks Friday with Asian leaders attending the East Asia Summit in Bali, Indonesia. After his arrival, Mr. Obama oversaw the signing of a large order of Boeing jets by Indonesia’s domestic airline, Lion Air. The aircraft maker said Thursday that the sale of 230 Boeing 737 planes, worth close to […]

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