In Asia, the economy and security cannot be separated

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, US President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida arrive for the Quad Leaders’ Summit in Tokyo on May 24. Saul Loeb | Afp | Getty Images TOKYO – Security deals are important, but in Asia, money talks. Australia, India, Japan and the United … Read more

Biden: Leaders navigating ‘dark hour’ after Ukraine invasion

TOKYO (AP) – President Joe Biden told fellow Indo-Pacific leaders assembled for a four-country summit Tuesday that they were navigating “a dark hour in our shared history” due to Russia’s brutal war on Ukraine and he urged the group to make greater effort to stop Vladimir Putin’s aggression. “This is more than just a European … Read more

Biden says the US would intervene militarily if China invades Taiwan

Tokyo – President Biden said Monday the US would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, in one of the most forceful and overt statements of American government support for Taiwan in decades. Mr. Biden said the burden to protect the self-ruled island was “even stronger” after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Speaking at a … Read more

Biden says the US would intervene militarily if China invades Taiwan

Tokyo – President Biden said Monday the US would intervene militarily if China were to invade Taiwan, in one of the most forceful and overt statements of American government support for Taiwan in decades. Mr. Biden said the burden to protect the self-ruled island was “even stronger” after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Speaking at a … Read more

China is alarmed by the Quad. But its threats are driving the group closer together

Editor’s Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter, a three-times-a-week update exploring what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Sign up here. Hong Kong CNN – When the United States, Japan, Australia and India first resuscitated their informal dialogue from a … Read more

Biden says the US would respond ‘militarily’ if China attacked Taiwan, but White House insists there’s no policy change

Tokyo CNN – President Joe Biden said Monday that the United States would intervene militarily if China attempts to take Taiwan by force, a warning that appeared to deviate from the deliberate ambiguity traditionally held by Washington. The White House quickly downplayed the comments, saying they do not reflect a change in US policy. It’s … Read more

Russian offensive turns to key Donbas city, heavy shelling

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) – Ukrainians were digging in to defend the eastern city of Sievierodonetsk as it endured heavy bombardment from Russian forces trying to take over the industrial area known as the Donbas. In Tokyo on Monday, President Joe Biden and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida joined in condemning Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. Earlier … Read more

Biden to lay out Japan’s joining new Asia trade pact

TOKYO (AP) – President Joe Biden on Monday set a new Indo-Pacific trade pact designed to signal US commitment to the region and the need for stability in the aftermath of commerce after the Pandemic and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Biden said the new Indo-Pacific Economic … Read more

Biden pushes economic, security aims as he ends Korea visit

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – President Joe Biden tended to both business and security interests Sunday as he wrapped up a three-day trip to South Korea, first showcasing Hyundai’s pledge to invest at least $ 10 billion in the United States and later mingling with troops at a nearby military base. Biden’s visit to Osan … Read more

Every President Talks About Focusing on China — Biden’s Really Doing It

Joe Biden is committed to succeeding where his predecessors failed. He recognizes the centrality of Indo-Pacific policy to America’s interests in the 21st Century and he has tenaciously sought to put in place a new US strategy prioritizing the region even as global events have conspired to distract his administration. George W. Bush’s foreign policy … Read more