China-ASEAN: Needs to invest more in strategic trust

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the China-ASEAN strategic partnership. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, visited the ASEAN Secretariat and four ASEAN member countries to strengthen mutual understanding, strategic trust, and demonstrate support for ASEAN community building. Chinese Defense Minister Chang Wanquan visited Brunei for a consultative meeting with the ten ASEAN Defense Ministers … Continue reading China-ASEAN: Needs to invest more in strategic trust

Chinese remarks at the 7th EAS on maritime security issue

Premier Wen Jiabao says China values the peace, stability, prosperity and development in the region. He also welcomes the constructive efforts made by various countries to promote cooperation in East Asia. And Wen says China disapproves of any attempt at the summit to highlight territorial or maritime disputes and exaggerate tensions. Wen added that China … Continue reading Chinese remarks at the 7th EAS on maritime security issue

U.S. position on maritime security at the 7th EAS

Maritime Security:  EAS members are linked by the region’s maritime spaces, which have enabled the region’s dynamic economic growth and facilitated greater connectivity. Maritime security is a priority issue for EAS countries that recognize that challenges including territorial and maritime disputes, piracy, trafficking in illicit materials and natural disasters can threaten regional peace, stability, and … Continue reading U.S. position on maritime security at the 7th EAS