Gregory Poling of the CSIS said U.S. allies are "very nervous" because China has been "pushing on all fronts" over the past few months.
The sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat by a Chinese surveillance vessel earlier this month brought into the spotlight Beijing's multi-year assertions in the South China Sea, in which it claims nearly the entire waterway.
Malaysia's health ministry said the first reported coronavirus infection in neighboring Brunei is a 53-year-old man who attended a religious event in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.
The United States has decided to postpone a meeting with leaders of Southeast Asian countries it had planned to host on March 14 due to worries about the coronavirus outbreak, two U.S. officials familiar with the matter said on Friday.
Chang Wen Lai is certainly driven. In just five years, the 32-year-old entrepreneur has built up a multimillion-dollar international express delivery business. But it wasn't always an easy ride for the young CEO.
China's defense minister said on Monday that resolving the "Taiwan question" is his country's "greatest national interest," and that no force could prevent China's "reunification."
E-commerce platform Bukalapak has in recent years ventured outside of Indonesia and into Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
China has rejected Philippine allegations that a Chinese fishing vessel abandoned 22 Filipinos after it sank their boat in the South China Sea, as pressure builds on President Rodrigo Duterte to take a tougher line.
The head of the U.S. Navy has warned China that hostile behavior from its coast guard and fishing boats will not be treated any differently from the Chinese navy, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.
Hanoi has lodged an official protest with China following the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing vessel in the disputed South China Sea, Vietnam said late on Thursday.
The CPTPP agreement will slash tariffs among 11 nations, making the goods of non-members such as the United States less competitive in those markets.
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Australia signed an agreement on Saturday with Southeast Asian nations including Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines to share intelligence to combat terrorism.
The benefits for CPTPP will likely be positive for exports and incomes across the member nations, says Matthew Circosta of Moody's Investors Service.
Greater access to the Japanese market under the revised Trans-Pacifc Partnership trade pact will be a boost, says New Zealand Trade Minister David Parker.
Steven Ciobo, Australia's minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment says the deal is part of the ongoing commitment to liberalize trade and investment which are "good for economic growth."
The final version of a landmark deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in some of Asia's fastest-growing economies was released on Wednesday.
Britain is trying to justify its existence and grab attention by sending a British warship to the South China Sea, a Chinese newspaper said.