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  • Chile Cancels APEC Summit, U.S.- China Trade Deal Hangs In Balance

    11/04/2019 8:02:49 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/04/2019 | Karen Townsend
    The US-China trade war drama hit a bump in the road last week as Chile, the host country of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit (APEC) canceled the meeting scheduled for Nov. 16-17 in Santiago. The reason is the continuing protests and riots in the streets of Santiago brought on by rising public transportation fares and cries of inequality.On October 18 mass protests and rioting broke out in Chile’s capital city over a metro fare hike of about 4% which went into effect on October 6. Twenty people have been killed and hundreds have been injured during these riots. The...
  • summit where Trump and Xi were planning to sign a trade deal has been suddenly canceled (tr)

    10/30/2019 4:47:33 PM PDT · by Truth29 · 19 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10/30/2019 | Yun Li
    The cancellation was due to protests, according to Chilean President Sebastian Pinera. Trump and Xi were scheduled to meet at the APEC summit to discuss a possible “phase one” deal that the two countries are close to finalizing.
  • Expect Trump to double down on the trade war with China (Short video, and article from Asia Times)

    11/24/2018 4:00:34 PM PST · by cba123 · 24 replies
    Asia Times ^ | November 20, 2018 and November 23, 2018 | William Pesek
    There are two links for this story. I started linking to the short video which I originally watched. It is from Asia Times. Basically it is almost an advertisement for the article. Runs about a minute and a half, although it mentions the major points from the article. Then there is an actual article in the Asia Times. I will also include a link to that article, for those who want to read the full thing.
  • U.S., Allies Fear Conflict With China Following Maritime Changes (link from Drudgereport)

    11/22/2018 5:01:19 AM PST · by cba123 · 6 replies
    US News ^ | November 21, 2018 | Paul D. Shinkman, Senior National Security Writer
    A LITTLE NOTICED organizational change in China's maritime patrols is causing increasing anxiety among Western military officials and their allies in the region, who fear Beijing is seeking new leverage to advance its goals and raising the likelihood that an accidental encounter could escalate into conflict. The U.S. confirmed earlier this year that China has reorganized its coast guard to serve as a military branch rather than answer to law enforcement authorities. Militarizing the formerly civilian organization provides China with the firepower to harass and intimidate vessels from other countries who dispute China's claims to waterways. The change, which Beijing...
  • Inside China’s ‘tantrum diplomacy’ at APEC

    11/22/2018 6:32:24 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 20, 2018 | Josh Rogin
    PORT MORESBY, PAPUA NEW GUINEA — For the first time in its 20-year history, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit ended in disarray Sunday when the 21 member countries could not reach consensus on a joint statement because of objections by one member — China. When the summit failed, to the disgust of the other diplomats, Chinese officials broke out in applause. But that was only the final incident in a week during which China’s official delegation staged a series of aggressive, bullying, paranoid and weird stunts to try to exert dominance and pressure the host nation and everyone else into...
  • Trump And Duterte Bond At Asia Summit

    11/13/2017 8:32:44 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 2 replies
    reuters.com ^ | NOVEMBER 13, 2017
    Trump and Duterte seem to have warmed to each other after meeting for the first time on Saturday at an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) group meeting in Vietnam. On Sunday, Duterte crooned hit Filipino love song “Ikaw” (You) at a gala dinner for summit leaders in Manila, saying it was on “the orders” of Trump. One of the song’s verses, translated from Filipino, begins: “You are the light in my world, a half of this heart of mine”. “Ladies and gentlemen, I sang uninvited, upon the orders of the commander in chief of the United States,” Duterte said later, according...
  • Unable to clean air completely for APEC, China resorts to blocking data

    11/11/2014 6:47:35 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 12 replies
    WP ^ | November 10 | Simon Denyer and Xu Yangjingjing
    Unable to clean air completely for APEC, China resorts to blocking data By Simon Denyer and Xu Yangjingjing November 10 BEIJING – China has made a gargantuan effort to clear Beijing’s smoggy air for an important regional summit this week, closing hundreds of factories and forcing cars off the road, but its efforts have only been partially successful. On Monday afternoon, the U.S. Embassy air quality monitor reported a reading of 157, a measurement classified as “unhealthy”. Red-faced, the Chinese government has come up with an innovative solution – block the data from being displayed on local smart phone apps...
  • Gum-chewing, limo-eschewing Obama riles some Chinese

    11/10/2014 3:06:14 PM PST · by CedarDave · 59 replies
    USA Today | November 10, 2014 | Calum MacLeod
    Gannett publication, title and link only. Gum-chewing, limo-eschewing Obama riles some Chinese
  • Obama Dons Purple Silk Robe in China

    11/10/2014 11:04:33 AM PST · by Textide · 96 replies
    President Obama put on a purple silk robe, matching the one worn by the Chinese president, to watch a fireworks display for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation he's attending in China. "It's a tradition that each year the APEC host provides shirt or jacket for the other leaders as sign of cooperation," says CBS's Mark Knoller.
  • Is China Sending America A Message? (Chinese B*t**Slap Barry)

    11/10/2014 3:20:47 PM PST · by mojito · 24 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 11/10/2014 | Tyler Durden
    There was China's president, Xi Jinping, Russia's president Vladimir Putin to his right, next to Philippine president Aquino and the uberwealthy Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah. And then there is Barack Obama, right in the middle of the "wives club"...
  • Obama Cancels Asia Trip Citing Government Shutdown

    10/03/2013 8:33:34 PM PDT · by kristinn · 35 replies
    McClatchy ^ | Thursday, October 3, 2013 | Lesley Clark
    President Obama has cancelled a planned trip to Asia, citing the government shutdown. Obama had been scheduled to leave Washington late Saturday for summits in Indonesia and Brunei, but instead called leaders in those countries to express regret, the White House said. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Obama made the decision "based on the difficulty in moving forward with foreign travel in the face of a shutdown, and his determination to continue pressing his case that Republicans should immediately allow a vote to reopen the government." Obama told the leaders that Secretary of State John Kerry will lead...
  • Regional Scheme for the Pacific Rim

    08/24/2013 8:17:48 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies
    The New American ^ | 08.23.2013 | William F. Jasper
    With little fanfare or public notice, the Obama administration has pushed full speed ahead over the past year with negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a so-called free trade agreement loaded with potential for enormous political and economic harm for Americans. The TPP, which currently involves 12 nations — Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States, and Vietnam (Japan is negotiating for membership and is likely to join soon) — is really intended as an interim arrangement, on the road to an expanded Free Trade Area of the Asia Pacific (FTAAP) that would...
  • Canada, Mexico eye joining US-led Pacific pact

    11/12/2011 8:27:19 PM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    Gulf Today (UAE) ^ | November 13, 2011
    HONOLULU: Canada, Mexico and at least two other countries have expressed interest in joining US-led talks for a pan-Pacific trade pact, a US Republican lawmaker said on Friday after Japan asked to take part. “There’s a good deal of momentum for the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership),” Representative Kevin Brady said after meetings with members of President Barack Obama’s administration at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum. That momentum was evidenced by Japan’s announcement earlier on Friday that it was interested in joining the talks “and what seem to be very solid inquiries from Canada, Mexico and a few others,” Brady...
  • Live Thread: Obama Press Conference APEC Summit 9:45 P.M. EST, 4:45 P.M. HST 11/13/11

    11/13/2011 4:54:25 PM PST · by kristinn · 69 replies
    Sunday, November 13, 2011 | Kristinn
    Yes, Dear Leader has scheduled a press conference for 9:45 p.m. EST during Patriots-Jets Sunday Night Football game. I doubt NBC will break in for it, but the cable networks will surely cover the APEC summit presser. That's the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit being held in Honolulu this weekend.There's plenty of mischief afoot as this Reuters article attests:U.S. expects "significant" APEC step on green trade The United States expects Asia Pacific leaders on Sunday to take a "significant step" toward reducing tariffs and other barriers that block trade in environmentally-friendly good and services, a senior administration official said on Sunday....
  • Fed agent from mainland arrested for killing man in Waikiki

    11/05/2011 8:51:44 PM PDT · by red flanker · 55 replies
    Star Advertiser ^ | November 5, 2011 | Star Advertiser
    A  U.S. State Department law enforcement agent from the mainland was arrested for fatally shooting a man in his 20s early this morning on Kuhio Avenue in Waikiki, sources said. Honolulu police identified the alleged shooter as Christopher W. Deedy, 27, and sources who asked to remain anonymous confirmed that he is a federal agent who was off-duty at the time of the shooting. A State Department spokeswoman in Washington, D.C., said only, "We are aware of the incident and we cannot comment on an ongoing investigation." She would not confirm whether he was here for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference...
  • Obama to shift spotlight to Asia at Hawaii summit (there he goes again)

    11/06/2011 12:10:42 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 21 replies
    Reuters/Yahoo News ^ | 11-1-11 | Caren Bohan and Paul Ecker
    *snip* The capstone comes on Nov. 12-13 when Obama hosts leaders of 21 Asia-Pacific economies at a summit in his native Hawaii and urges an expansion of trade with the fast-growing region. Obama hopes to assure leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation gathering in Honolulu that the focus on Asia has not been sidetracked by other diplomatic priorities.
  • Vladivostok Teeming with N.Korean Laborers

    08/19/2011 5:09:30 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 5 replies
    Chosun Ilbo ^ | 08/18/11
    Vladivostok Teeming with N.Korean Laborers In the scorching afternoon heat last Thursday, two Asian laborers sat in front of a grocery store near a building site in Vladivostok, Russia, cooling themselves with mugs of draft beer. When asked if they were North Koreans, the men asked, "Are you from South Korea?" One of the laborers, who was in his 40s, then said there were around 50 workers from all over North Korea, including Pyongyang and Nampo, at this particular site alone, and they can be seen at practically every construction site in Vladivostok. The entire Siberian city has turned into...
  • Homeless in Hawaii Baffle Liberals in Government, PART II

    07/17/2011 10:58:37 AM PDT · by Lornik · 21 replies
    Honolulu Star Advertiser ^ | 07/17/2011 | Don Nakaso
    The absence of a plan to deal with Waikiki's entrenched homeless population for November's Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation conference has lawmakers and residents worried about the possibility of a law enforcement "sweep" they say will symbolize Hawaii's failure to solve the ongoing problem. The state's homeless coordinator told the Star-Advertiser there is no plan to address the homeless problem in Waikiki specifically for APEC, when Waikiki will be center stage before the leaders of 21 APEC nations and 2,500 international journalists. Gov. Neil Abercrombie's 90-day homeless plan that was launched in May is intended to address overall, long-term solutions, Marc Alexander...
  • Obama Meets Female "Robot" in Japan - Photo (Your Caption/Quotes, Please)

    11/16/2010 4:52:49 PM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 60 replies · 1+ views
    DVice ^ | 17 November 2010 | Gizmodo
    Good ahead. Have a field day.
  • "Obama Delivers Only Hot Air" (ASIA TIME) (Messiah's Epic Fail in Asia)

    11/15/2010 8:20:56 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 31 replies
    The Asia Times ^ | 15 November 2010 | Donald Kirk
    Obama delivers only hot air By Donald Kirk SEOUL – Theodore Roosevelt, a great American president with a clearly imperialist agenda, uttered one of the most famous lines in US history in 1901 when he advised a crowd, "Speak softly and carry a big stick". These days, US President Barack Obama seems to have gotten that aphorism reversed. He speaks a lot but doesn't seem to be carrying a big stick. That was the impression he gave after winding up his 11-day Asian odyssey in Japan at a tepid weekend gathering of Pacific rim leaders banded together in the Asia...