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China criticises US troop deployment to Australia

China criticises US troop deployment to Australia

China on Wednesday criticised a US decision to deploy up to 2,500 Marines to Australia as proof of a “Cold War mentality”, in Beijing’s strongest comments yet on the issue. President Barack Obama announced earlier this month that the US […]


No need to panic over US Asia return: China media

No need to panic over US Asia return: China media

Chinese state media on Monday played down the impact of greater US involvement in Asia-Pacific after US President Barack Obama’s week-long trip in the region, saying there was “no need to panic”. Obama flew back to the United States on […]


China Expresses Reservations About US-Australia Security Pact

China Expresses Reservations About US-Australia Security Pact

China is questioning the value of Washington’s plan to strengthen military cooperation with Australia and update its defense treaty with the Philippines. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin called for discussions about the boosting of American troop deployment in East […]


Obama vows no US defence cuts for Asia-Pacific

Obama vows no US defence cuts for Asia-Pacific

President Barack Obama Thursday signalled a pivotal American shift to Asia, pledging he would not let Washington’s budget crunch compromise his expansive vision and military presence in the region. His commitment came a day after the United States said it […]


Expanding US Arms Sales to Asia Will Help Contain China

Expanding US Arms Sales to Asia Will Help Contain China

When it is not focused on the repetitive crisis in the European Union, Washington’s attention, including that of the Pentagon, is increasingly focused on Asia, in general, and China, in particular. This is understandable for economic, political, demographic and security […]


China to send armed patrols on Mekong: report

China to send armed patrols on Mekong: report

China and several neighbouring countries will provide armed escorts to ships navigating the Mekong River, state media said Wednesday, after 13 Chinese sailors were killed on the key waterway last month. The sailors died in a raid on two Chinese […]


For US Navy, Asia is crucial priority: admiral

For US Navy, Asia is crucial priority: admiral

The US Navy views the Asia-Pacific region as a top strategic priority even as it faces possible budget cuts that could curtail other global missions, the naval chief said Wednesday. With China’s clout rising and its military might expanding, President […]


US Military Presence in the Asia-Pacific and the Implications for Australia

US Military Presence in the Asia-Pacific and the Implications for Australia

The Australia-United States Ministerial Consultations (AUSMIN) talks next week come at a time when Australia’s most important ally is reassessing its strategic policy and disposition of forces in the Asia-Pacific region. Australia’s security has long depended upon a robust US […]


US must focus more on Asia: top diplomat

US must focus more on Asia: top diplomat

American foreign policy needs to transition from the Middle East to Asia, a top US diplomat said Monday while rejecting any notion that recent economic woes signaled the United States was in decline. Kurt Campbell, the Assistant Secretary of State […]


 
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