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  • Vietnam tolerates little dissent and human rights groups and western countries have criticized its arrests of anti-government bloggers. In February, Vietnam complained about "toxic" anti-government and offensive content on Facebook and Google's YouTube application, pressuring domestic firms to withhold advertising until the social media firms found...

  • A satellite image released by the Asian Maritime Transparency Initiative at Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies shows construction of possible radar tower facilities in the Spratly Islands in the disputed South China Sea.

    A U.S. Navy destroyer was traveling close to Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands in a move likely to anger China.

  • *India stays firm on tariff reductions. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership would create a free trade area of more than 3.5 billion people, bringing together China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand as well as Southeast Asian nations. The main focus of RCEP is reducing tariffs, which India in particular is nervous about, and while it...

  • A train at the Urumqi South railway station. China is spending on high-speed rail projects as part of its "One Belt, One Road" initiative.

    Is China spending big to overhaul its image problem?

  • HANOI, May 22- Disagreements between Asian countries over a China- backed free trade deal surfaced at talks on Monday, raising questions over a target for concluding negotiations by the end of the year. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership would create a free trade area of more than 3.5 billion people, bringing together China, India, Japan, South Korea,...

  • TPP-11 left to forge their own path, make agreement viable

    CNBC's Sri Jegarajah speaks about the latest TPP negotiations, with comments from Australian Trade Minister Steven Ciobo.

  • HANOI, Vietnam— HANOI, Vietnam— Trade ministers from the Asia-Pacific region were meeting in Hanoi on Monday to speed up negotiations seeking to finalize a regional trade pact amid fears of growing trade protectionism. Negotiations for the 16- member Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership led by China started four years ago, and members are seeking to...

  • HANOI, May 22- Asian trade ministers met on Monday to discuss a proposed free trade deal that is backed by China and has been given new impetus by the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership would create a free trade area of more than 3.5 billion people, bringing together China, India, Japan,...

  • HANOI, May 22- Asian trade ministers met on Monday to discuss a proposed free trade deal that is backed by China and has been given new impetus by the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership would create a free trade area of more than 3.5 billion people, bringing together China, India, Japan,...

  • HANOI, May 21- In a stormy first foray abroad for Robert Lighthizer, the new U.S. With the United States on one side and the 20 other members of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum on the other at a meeting in Vietnam, a planned joint statement had to be scrapped because of these differences. Instead, there was one statement from the Vietnamese chairman of the...

  • A cargo ship makes its way through the Miraflores locks as it crosses the Panama Canal on April 7, 2016 in Panama City, Panama.

    Pacific Alliance countries are in talks to expand the trade bloc outside Latin America and into high-growth Asia amid uncertainty over TPP.

  • *United States opposed wording on free trade, protectionism. HANOI, May 21- Japan and other members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on Sunday to pursue their trade deal without the United States as the Trump administration's America First policy created tension at a meeting of Asia-Pacific countries. On the sidelines of the meeting, the 11 remaining...

  • HANOI, May 21- In a stormy first foray abroad for Robert Lighthizer, the new U.S. With the United States on one side and the 20 other members of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum on the other at a meeting in Vietnam, a planned joint statement had to be scrapped because of their differences. The statement from the chairman was based on the one the group had...

  • Like free-trade superheroes, Japan and New Zealand are spearheading efforts to make the Trans-Pacific Partnership a reality without the U.S.

  • *United States opposed wording on free trade, protectionism. HANOI, May 21- Japan and other members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on Sunday to pursue their trade deal without the United States, as the Trump administration's America First policy created tension at a meeting of Asia-Pacific countries. On the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific meeting, the...

  • HANOI, May 21- The United States ruled out returning to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and said on Sunday it only wanted bilateral agreements in Asia, as Japan and other members agreed to more talks on pressing ahead themselves. Trump withdrew from TPP in one of his first acts in office, but the 11 remaining countries agreed in Hanoi to explore how they...

  • HANOI, May 21- The United States ruled out returning to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal and said on Sunday it only wanted bilateral agreements in Asia, as Japan and other members agreed to more talks on pressing ahead themselves. Trump withdrew from TPP in one of his first acts in office, but the 11 remaining countries agreed in Hanoi to explore how they...

  • Containers at Busan Port in Busan, South Korea.

    In a pushback against Trump’s protectionist rhetoric, 11 nations in the TPP have agreed on Sunday to proceed without the U.S.

  • Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said on Sunday that the United States would not return to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal after 11 remaining countries earlier agreed to look at how they could move ahead without it. He said the United States favoured bilateral over multilateral trade deals and he expected a series of agreements in the...

  • HANOI, May 21- Countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreed on Sunday to look at ways to move the trade deal forward without the United States after President Donald Trump pulled out in favour of an "America First" policy. Japan has been at the forefront of efforts to get the remaining 11 TPP countries to pursue the agreement, which members have also long seen...