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Rahm Emanuel to be nominated as ambassador to Japan
... Wednesday, stating that his top priority would be to deepen these ties while confronting our common challenges. For more than 60 years, the partnership between the United States and Japan has been the cornerstone of peace and prosperity in an open Indo-Pacific, Emanuel told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Our alliance advances our shared interests and shared values. Close cooperation between Japan and the U.S. is critical to dealing with China , which the Biden administration considers ...
Updated: 10/20/2021
Obama nominee Rahm Emanuel to be ambassador to Japan
... Wednesday, stating that his top priority would be to deepen these ties while confronting our common challenges. For more than 60 years, the partnership between the United States and Japan has been the cornerstone of peace and prosperity in an open Indo-Pacific, Emanuel told the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Our alliance advances our shared interests and shared values. Close cooperation between Japan and the U.S. is critical to dealing with China , which the Biden administration considers ...
Updated: 10/20/2021
Britain gets 2. 3 bn trade deal with New Zealand
... the UK as a result of the deal. The deal comes after 16 months of negotiations. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: This is a great trade deal for the United Kingdom , cementing our long friendship with New Zealand and strengthening our ties with Indo-Pacific. It will benefit businesses and consumers across the country, cutting costs for exporters and opening up access for our workers. This is a fantastic week for Global Britain. On Tuesday, we raised almost 10 billion in investment for the industries ...
Updated: 10/20/2021
Here's what Joe Biden wants to do in China
... highly unlikely that foreign nations would become embroiled in a war with China to protect Taiwan , the MNCs would be forced to withdraw, costing China billions in foreign direct investment in the process. It seems that the current status quo in the Indo-Pacific remains the litmus test for Sino-US relations. As the focus of attention turns away from the Middle East and into the South China Sea China Sea and Pacific, the flexing of muscles, shows of force, and the creation of security pacts are ...
Updated: 10/20/2021
Britain and New Zealand reach agreement on free trade deal
... Ministers Jacinda Ardern and Boris Johnson sealed the deal in a Zoom call on Wednesday after 16 months of negotiations. This is a great trade deal for the United Kingdom , cementing our long friendship with New Zealand and furthering our ties with Indo-Pacific , Johnson said in a statement. It comes only months after a similar British agreement with Australia as ministers in London look to flesh out a post-Brexit pivot away from relying on commerce with the European Union . At a news conference ...
Updated: 10/20/2021
Biden nominee says U.S. will maintain 'One China' policy
... our Andersen Air Force Base in Japan , and to be an effective deterrent to keep the peace, Burns said. The nominee did acknowledge that China has become more of a challenge in recent years. The PRC seeks to become the most powerful country in the Indo-Pacific , Burns said, using the initials of its official name. We have to stand with our allies and our friends to uphold a free and open Indo-Pacific , including by maintaining America's commercial and military superiority in 21st century technologies....
Updated: 10/20/2021
North Korea tests submarine-launched ballistic missile
... but the North did not discuss the launch during the call. North Korea has also sped up its weapons testing program in recent weeks, including the launch in late September of what it claimed was a new hypersonic missile In a statement Tuesday, the US Indo-Pacific Command said it was aware of North Korea 's latest missile launch and would work closely with regional allies to monitor the situation. The United States condemns these actions and calls on the DPRK to refrain from any further destabilizing ...
Updated: 10/20/2021
China is about to reach a tipping point in 2035
... fellow in energy and environmental regulatory affairs warned of a crucial period for the West. Due to certain economic factors such as declining debt levels, stagnating household GDP, reliance on energy imports, and the growing presence of the US in the Indo-Pacific region, they warned Xi that Taiwan could attempt to claim Taiwan before it's too late. Writing for Foreign Policy , the pair concluded that although China 's long-term decline is important, it may expedite Xi's plans for global dominance ...
Updated: 10/19/2021
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