Japan PM Suga: Oppose actions that boost tension in South China Sea

Japan opposes any actions that escalate tension in the East and South China Seas, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday, but added that Tokyo was not aiming at an … Read More

Thailand welcomes tourists back as Bangkok protests heat up

Thailand received a group of tourists from China on Tuesday, its first such arrivals since commercial flights were banned in April to combat the coronavirus pandemic, the visitors seemingly undeterred by escalating street … Read More

Japan’s Dentsu lobbied for and funded campaign for Tokyo games, documents show, despite Olympics contract

Dentsu Inc donated more than $6 million to Tokyo’s successful campaign to host the 2020 Olympics, according to bank records seen by Reuters, and it lobbied members of the International … Read More

Malaysia detains 60 Chinese citizens and vessels for trespassing into territorial waters

Malaysia’s maritime authority detained six Chinese fishing vessels and their crews for allegedly trespassing in waters off one of its southern states. The vessels, registered in Qinhuangdao, China, were believed … Read More

Quad discusses recent Chinese adventurism, asks states to not exacerbate long-standing disputes

Members of the Quad on Tuesday pushed for a rules-based global order and peaceful resolution of disputes in the face of China’s growing aggression across the Indo-Pacific, even as the … Read More