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Second Thoughts in Beijing: 'We Are Still Facing a Powerful Japan'

Yanmei Xie | Posted 10.21.2014 | World
Yanmei Xie

Beijing's sparring with Abe has produced underwhelming results. An international public relations blitz following Abe's Yasukuni trip -- to remind the world of Japan's past aggression and warn of resurgent militarism -- resulted not in a chorus of condemnation of Tokyo but in wariness of excessive Chinese rhetoric. Nor did harsh criticism of Abe undermine his standing at home.

Kerry Reaffirms 'Ambitious Agenda' of U.S. Engagement in Asia and the Pacific

East-West Center | Posted 10.15.2014 | World
East-West Center

In terms of economic growth, Kerry focused on negotiations over the sweeping, 12-nation Tans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement, or TPP. Negotiators had hoped to conclude a TPP agreement a number of months ago, but progress on the complex pact has slowed since then.

America's Alliance With Australia Is a Boon for Asia

John Kerry | Posted 10.13.2014 | World
John Kerry

Since the dawn of the 20th century, Australia and the US have stood together with a shared vision for a free, peaceful and prosperous world. Today we reaffirm our confidence that the relationship will continue to be a force for good in the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean regions, and the world.

Russia and Australia Should Forge a Pragmatic Relationship

Saleem H. Ali | Posted 07.29.2014 | World
Saleem H. Ali

Forging independent relations with Russia that are premised on common mineral fortunes and knowledge exchange will likely provide more opportunity for galvanizing positive change in the Kremlin.

China Needs to Decide What It Wants To Be

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.15.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

For decades the Chinese government has deployed both soft and hard power to promote China's influence and status, while at the same time discouraging interference in Chinese affairs.

To Finance the World's Infrastructure, We Need a New Asset Class

Kevin Lu | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Kevin Lu

A sizeable, global infrastructure platform like the Global Infrastructure Facility could make use of public and private capital and that has the ability to combine funding, knowledge, advisory services and credibility would play a catalytic role for this new asset class to emerge and to be further defined.

Territorial Disputes Distract APEC's Focus

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 10.08.2013 | World

BALI, Indonesia -- BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Asia-Pacific leaders vowed Tuesday to cooperate on stabilizing a global economic recovery threatened by re...

Who Wore It Better? APEC Club Shirt Edition

Posted 10.07.2013 | World

That U.S. President Barack Obama will not be attending this year's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum has not stopped the leaders in attendance f...

With Obama Out, Other Leaders Take APEC Main Stage

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

BALI, Indonesia -- BALI, Indonesia (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other Asia-Pacific leaders took center stage Monday at a regional s...

The Future of the Global Economy Depends on the U.S.-EU Trade Deal

Michael Beckerman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Technology
Michael Beckerman

As trading partners enter into deals, these economies must ensure that Internet-friendly policies are incorporated not just for the benefit of the Internet industry but also for the benefit of their market, citizens, and their economic future.

Aging Asia and That Competitiveness Thing

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.26.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

National and global competitiveness in the coming century is going to be based on a new x factor: the extent to which aging populations can be integrated into the heart of social and economic life.

'Siri, How Can Aging Populations Drive Economic Success?'

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.17.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

In a year, the iPhone 5 will be the world's most expensive paper weight. But throughout the 21st century, the fate of aging populations will parallel -- and determine -- the fate of the rest of society.

APEC Summit: Focusing on Economics Won't Work if Human Rights Are Ignored

Innokenty (Kes) Grekov | Posted 11.11.2012 | World
Innokenty (Kes) Grekov

Mr. Putin's government would like to avoid discussions about human rights and the rule of law -- yet widespread corruption, election fraud, sham trials, and crackdown on dissent shape Russia's image abroad.

Shocking News For Australian PM At Summit

AP | LYNN BERRY | Posted 09.08.2012 | World

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia -- Prime Minister Julia Gillard's father died Saturday while the Australian leader was in Vladivostok for an APEC summit. "He has...

Barack Obama at APEC: America Is Still Welcome

Richard Attias | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business
Richard Attias

Although his remarks at the recent APEC CEO conference in Hawaii earlier this month were mostly serious, US President Barack Obama opened with a joke. "This is my birthplace, I know that was contested for a while," he said. "I can show you the hospital if you'd like."

Newscaster Fired After Flipping Off Obama On Live TV

Posted 11.25.2011 | World

Tatyana Limanova, one of Russia's most popular and respected newscasters, has been fired from her job at REN TV, after a video of her appearing to giv...

Obama's Asia Quest

Eric Farnsworth | Posted 01.23.2012 | World
Eric Farnsworth

If carried out effectively, the proclamation of the Asian moment could well become President Obama's most significant and lasting foreign policy legacy.

A New Role for China?

Richard Attias | Posted 01.21.2012 | Business
Richard Attias

In a wide-ranging speech President Hu Jintao surveyed the global landscape, touching on the environment, the world's economy, and the internal problems that China faces.

Why You Should Care About Taiwan

David Millar | Posted 01.18.2012 | World
David Millar

If we were to give up Taiwan, in the way Paul Kane suggests, we might gain the whole world but forfeit our soul.

The Puzzling Persistence of APEC

Walden Bello | Posted 01.17.2012 | World
Walden Bello

The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation has just concluded its annual summit in Honolulu, once President Obama's home turf. It will probably be most rem...

U.S. Pacific "Pivot" -- A New Cold War?

Joshua S. Goldstein | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Joshua S. Goldstein

Strategically, the United States has nothing to gain from clumsy moves to "contain" China. It has everything to gain from a cooperative partnership with the rising power and economic success that is China today.

Romney Criticizes Obama's 'Lazy' Remark

Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney criticized president Barack Obama on Tuesday over his recent comment that the United States is "lazy" when...

WATCH: Hillary Clinton (Almost) Gets An Ambush Makeover

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 11.16.2011 | Style

Hillary Clinton may play around with bright prints and wild hair styles, but for the most part the Secretary of State keeps things pretty conservative...

Street Heat at APEC

Tina Gerhardt | Posted 01.12.2012 | World
Tina Gerhardt

Honolulu, Hawai'i - The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit kicked off on Tuesday, November 8 and runs through Sunday, November 13, 2011. ...

Obama Gives CEOs Green Light to Invest in Red China

Curtis Ellis | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Curtis Ellis

If Obama actually believes China will be buying stuff from America, he didn't hear what Hu Jintao himself told the CEOs of Google, Johnson & Johnson, Eli Lily and Co. and Dow Chemical Asia Pacific.