Blinken proclaims deeper American commitment amid concerns over ‘aggressive’ China

Says Indo-Pacific should be free from coercion, intimidation Quotes dissatisfaction with Chinese companies, loans, infrastructure The United States helps keep the Internet free and secure – Blinken Blinken visits Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand JAKARTA, December 14 (Reuters) – Foreign Minister Antony Blinken on Tuesday announced a US strategy to deepen its Asian treaty alliances, offering to … Read more

Indonesia mentions a strong US commitment as Blinken starts on the Southeast Asia tour

Economy, infrastructure discussed with Indonesia’s leader The United States supports Indonesia’s role in the Indo-Pacific China’s regional economic influence is growing The flash is pushing for closer ASEAN, economic ties JAKARTA, December 13 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken committed to Indonesia on Monday, a senior official said as he embarked on a … Read more

The Philippines rejects China’s demand to remove a grounded naval ship

BRP Sierra Madre, a stranded transport ship on which Philippine Marines live as a military outpost, is pictured in the disputed Second Thomas Shoal, part of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on March 30, 2014. REUTERS / Erik De Castro / File Photo Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com … Read more