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Taiwan's new president inherits a strong foreign policy position but political gridlock at home

May. 19, 2024 05:54 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — In a campaign ad for Taiwan’s President-elect Lai Ching-te, incumbent President Tsai Ing-wen was shown driving with Lai in the passenger seat, exchanging reflections on their years governing together. Tsai later turned over the driving to Lai, who was joined by running...

Chinese ambassador promises 'friendship' and 'cooperation' as 2 Chinese warships dock in Cambodia

May. 19, 2024 02:15 AM EDT

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Two Chinese warships docked Sunday at a commercial port in Cambodia, in preparation for joint naval exercises between the two countries. The Jingangshan amphibious warfare ship and Qijiguang training ship sailed in to the Sihanoukville Port as...

US ambassador to Japan visits southern islands at the forefront of China tension

May. 17, 2024 21:30 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Japan stressed Friday the importance of increased deterrence and his country’s commitment to its key ally as he visited two southwestern Japanese islands at the forefront of Tokyo's tension with Beijing. Rahm Emanuel visited Yonaguni, Japan’s...

Putin concludes a trip to China by emphasizing its strategic and personal ties to Russia

May. 17, 2024 17:04 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin concluded a two-day visit to China on Friday, emphasizing the countries’ burgeoning strategic ties as well as his own personal relationship with Chinese leader Xi Jinping as they sought to present an alternative to U.S. global influence. ...

Taiwan’s foreign minister says China and Russia are supporting each other's ‘expansionism’

May. 17, 2024 07:57 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Russia and China are helping each other expand their territorial reach, and democracies must push back against authoritarian states that threaten their rights and sovereignty, Taiwan’s outgoing foreign minister, Joseph Wu, said in an interview with The Associated Press. ...

Stock market today: Asian shares retreat after Wall St edges back from records

May. 16, 2024 23:44 PM EDT

Asian shares retreated on Friday after U.S. stocks edged back from their record heights, though the Dow Jones Industrial Average briefly topped 40,000 for the first time. U.S. futures fell and oil prices edged higher. Chinese stocks were little changed after...

AP Week in Pictures: Asia

May. 16, 2024 22:53 PM EDT

May 10-16, 2024 Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing during his two-day state visit to one of his strongest allies and trading partners. Flash flooding and torrents of cold lava and mud flowing down a volcano’s slopes on Indonesia’s...

Japan, US move ahead in co-developing hypersonic weapons interceptor as regional threats grow

May. 16, 2024 22:44 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan and the United States on Wednesday signed an arrangement to jointly develop a new type of missile defense system as the allies seek to defend against the growing threat of hypersonic weapons, which are possessed by China and Russia and being tested by North Korea. ...

China and Russia reaffirm their close ties as Moscow presses its offensive in Ukraine

May. 16, 2024 16:42 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Thursday reaffirmed their “no-limits” partnership that has deepened as both countries face rising tensions with the West, and they criticized U.S. military alliances in Asia and the Pacific region. ...

China and Cambodia begin 15-day military exercises as questions grow about Beijing's influence

May. 16, 2024 05:04 AM EDT

SVAY CHOK, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia and China began 15-day military exercises on Thursday as questions grow about Beijing's increasing influence in the Southeast Asian nation. About 1,315 Cambodian military personnel and 760 Chinese are participating in the regular “Golden...