MANILA/WASHINGTON, Dec 3 - U.S. President-elect Donald Trump invited Philippines leader Rodrigo Duterte to the White House next year during a “very engaging, animated” phone conversation, a Duterte.. Huffington Post
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*It's jobs day in America.* Economists forecast that the nonfarm payrolls report will show that the US economy added 180,000 jobs in November, and the unemployment.. Business Insider
Chinese academics who drafted a report for an influential government think tank said on Friday, a Donald Trump presidency does not mean the United States will withdraw from the South China Sea, but.. Source: Wochit Headline News -
In addition to a natural disasters prompting countries to put their differences aside and work together, the training behind emergency response does as well. During a joint disaster relief exercise.. Source: Wochit News -
Despite disputes in the South China Sea, the United States and China held a joint military exercise to hone their skills at providing disaster relief.
However, military commanders also stated they.. Source: Wochit Headline News -
On Wednesday a U.S. advisory commission warned that China's growing military might may make it more likely to use force to pursue its interests. As a result, it called for a government probe into how.. Source: Wochit News -
*The Indian Navy today said it was aware of the deployment and movement of Chinese naval ships and submarines in the Indian Ocean region, and that it has "kept a close eye" on them. Addressing the.. Deccan Herald
HONG KONG/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - As the impounding of Singaporean troop carriers in Hong Kong exposes rising tensions between China and Singapore, the Lion City is unlikely to budge on core security.. Reuters Also reported by •Reuters India
MANILA (Reuters) - China's coastguard has rescued Filipino fishermen from a capsized boat near a disputed South China Sea shoal, the Philippines said on Friday, underlining the fast thawing of ties.. Reuters India Also reported by •Reuters
IF YOU thought that Donald Trump’s presidency would lessen the tension in the South China Sea, this new research suggests you’d be WRONG. The Advertiser Also reported by •Courier Mail •Perth Now •Daily Telegraph
Peter Hartcher quotes, and seems to endorse, Peter Varghese's view: "We all have an interest in a rules-based system, though China doesn't see it. There wouldn't be a China story if not for the.. Brisbane Times Also reported by •Sydney Morning Herald •The Age