Archiv: Asia-Pacific region / asiatisch-pazifische Region („Indo-Pacific“)

29.08.2022 - 12:54 [ ]

Indian, Chinese troops to take part in military exercises in Russia: Chinese Defence Ministry

(Aug 17, 2022)

As per the annual cooperation plan between the Chinese and Russian militaries and the consensus of the two sides, the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will send some troops to Russia to participate in the military exercise in the near future, Chinese Defence Ministry said in a press release.

India, Belarus, Tajikistan, Mongolia and other countries will also participate in the drills, it said.

29.08.2022 - 12:40 [ ]

50.000 Soldaten bei Militärmanöver in Russland

Es soll auf Truppenübungsplätzen in Ostsibirien und im Fernen Osten sowie im Japanischen Meer stattfinden. Soldaten aus dem Ausland sind den Angaben zufolge bereits auf einem Übungsgelände im Osten Russlands eingetroffen, darunter aus Belarus und anderen Ex-Sowjetrepubliken, aus China und Indien.

04.08.2022 - 22:43 [ EarthEmpaths / ]

The Coming War with China | John Pilger

The Coming War on China is John Pilger’s most recent film – his 60th documentary and arguably his most prescient. Completed in the month Donald Trump was elected US President, the film investigates the manufacture of a ‘threat’ and the beckoning of a nuclear confrontation.

04.08.2022 - 22:39 [ ]

The Coming War on China


From award winning journalist John Pilger, reveals what the news doesn’t – that the world’s greatest military power, the United States, and the world’s second economic power, China, both nuclear-armed, may well be on the road to war.

31.07.2022 - 15:28 [ Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House ]

Pelosi to Lead Congressional Delegation to Indo-Pacific Region

“Today, our Congressional delegation travels to the Indo-Pacific to reaffirm America’s strong and unshakeable commitment to our allies and friends in the region,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. “In Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, our delegation will hold high-level meetings to discuss how we can further advance our shared interests and values, including peace and security, economic growth and trade, the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis, human rights and democratic governance. Under the strong leadership of President Biden, America is firmly committed to smart, strategic engagement in the region, understanding that a free and flourishing Indo-Pacific is crucial to prosperity in our nation and around the globe.”

Speaker Pelosi continued, “After a fuel stop in Hawaii, we were honored with a briefing from USINDOPACOM Leadership, as well as a visit to the Pearl Harbor Memorial and the USS Arizona.

31.07.2022 - 15:25 [ Washington Post ]

Nancy Pelosi announces Asia trip itinerary with no mention of Taiwan

Pelosi on Sunday set off for the Indo-Pacific, where she is leading a delegation of five Democratic lawmakers focused on “mutual security, economic partnership and democratic governance” in the region, according to a news release from her office.

The delegation will visit Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan, according to the release.

24.05.2022 - 06:29 [ ]

Biden says US will use force to defend Taiwan if China invades

He warned that China is already „flirting with danger by flying so close and all the maneuvers they are undertaking (in Taiwan’s ADIZ).“ The president said that although the U.S. is committed to the ‚one China‘ policy, it does not mean that China has the „jurisdiction to go in and use force to take over Taiwan.“

Biden pledged that the U.S. „stands firmly with Japan and other nations not to let that happen.“

24.05.2022 - 06:24 [ Japan Today ]

Japan hosts Quad summit seeking unity on countering China

Leaders of Japan, India, Australia and the United States met in Tokyo on Tuesday, looking to put China on notice as it expands its military and economic influence in the region.

The summit of the grouping known as the Quad comes a day after U.S. President Joe Biden said Washington would be ready to intervene militarily to defend Taiwan, prompting China to accuse him of „playing with fire“.

Tuesday’s gathering is expected to produce fewer fireworks but still be clearly directed at China.

29.04.2022 - 10:14 [ Japan Today ]

Scholz says Germany seeks closer ties with Indo-Pacific

„My trip is a clear political signal that Germany and the European Union will continue and intensify their engagement with the Indo-Pacific region,“ Scholz said after meeting Prime Minister Fumio Kishida.

Kishida said he and Scholz agreed that as members of the Group of Seven industrialized nations they share a responsibility to work together to end Russian aggression and restore peace, stability and international order as quickly as possible.

29.04.2022 - 09:42 [ ]

Kanzler-Reise nach Tokio: Scholz sucht Schulterschluss mit Japan

Deutschland führt momentan die Gruppe der sieben wichtigsten Wirtschaftsnationen (G7). Ein Besuch der Mitglieder ist in der Zeit der Präsidentschaft üblich. Aber auch jenseits der Formalien will der Bundeskanzler mit dieser Reise ein Zeichen setzen. Es ist seine dritte Auslandsreise außerhalb Europas und die erste nach Asien. Und die führt nicht, wie bei seinen Vorgängern Angela Merkel und Gerhard Schröder, zuerst nach China – sondern nach Japan. Beide Regierungen vereinbaren, im nächsten Jahr Regierungskonsultationen aufzunehmen. Die gibt es in Asien bisher nur mit China und Indien.

02.10.2021 - 18:13 [ ]

Asian factories stagnate as China’s slowdown, supply constraints hit


China’s waning economic momentum dealt a fresh blow, with the official Purchasing Manager’s Index (PMI) on Thursday showing the country’s factory activity unexpectedly shrank in September due to wider curbs on electricity use.

02.10.2021 - 16:53 [ ]

In Deep Ship: A deep-dive into the supply-chain crisis

One root of the problem…

In 2020, COVID-19 become a global pandemic, and lockdowns ensued: factories, restaurants, and shops all closed,bringing global supplychain almost to a halt. In this context, container carriers had no visibility on future demand and did the only reasonable thing: cut capacity.

There is no economic sense in moving half-empty ships across the globe; it is costly, especially for a sector operated on tiny margins for a very long time.The consequence was widespread vessel cancellations, which soared in the first months of 2020 (figure 3).Progressively, more trade lines and ports were involved as containment measures were enacted globally.


At present 10% of global container capacity is waiting to be unloaded on ship atthe anchor outside some por

02.10.2021 - 15:53 [ ]

America faces supply-chain disruption and shortages. Here’s why


There are more problems that strike at the heart of our economy. The most obvious is semiconductors. Production of high-end chips has gone offshore to east Asia because of deliberate policy to disinvest in the hard process of making things. In addition, the firm that now controls the industry, Taiwan Semiconductor, holds a near monopoly position with a substantial technological lead and a track record in the 1990s and early 2000s of dumping chips at below cost.

25.09.2021 - 08:41 [ ]

India, the Quad and AUKUS

Delhi has deep concerns about Chinese actions and intentions in the region. The ongoing border crisis and fatal military clash last year brought Sino-Indian relations to their worst point in decades. Given these circumstances, Delhi watches the U.S. and other countries’ stance on China very closely. And, notwithstanding the emphasis on competition with China from two consecutive U.S. administrations and the hardening of the U.S.’s attitudes on China, Delhi worries about the possibility of American commitment to the region waning or a reversion to a more accommodating position on China.

25.09.2021 - 08:28 [ ]

Quad Countries Have 1st In-Person Summit At The White House

President Biden hosted the first face to face summit with leaders of Japan, Australia and India. The four countries are known as the Quad and see themselves as a democratic bulwark against China.

20.09.2021 - 16:52 [ ]

The strategic reverberations of the AUKUS deal will be big and lasting: A profound geopolitical shift is happening

After news of the AUKUS deal emerged, a German official called for “coherence and unity” among Western powers, which he said would require “a lot of effort” to bring about. France has concluded that it will struggle for fair treatment in the face of the reflexes of Anglophone allies to club together (the trilateral deal comes on top of the “Five Eyes” intelligence-sharing alliance that involves the same three countries plus Canada and New Zealand).

20.09.2021 - 16:28 [ ]

Undersea internet cables connect Pacific islands to the world. But geopolitical tension is tugging at the wires

The laying of undersea internet cables has become entwined with geopolitics.

20.09.2021 - 16:01 [ CNN ]

The global internet is powered by vast undersea cables. But they’re vulnerable.

(July 26, 2019)

Clatterbuck, the Seacom CEO, was skeptical about how much use tapping an undersea cable would be, pointing to the huge amounts of data passing through it every second, creating a huge hayfield in which to look for needles.
„If you wanted to spy on people would you put a giant microphone over the US and spy on everyone?“

04.08.2021 - 11:50 [ Informationsstelle Militarisierung e.V. ]

Indo-Pazifik: Gewöhnung

Johannes Peters, Leiter der Abteilung Maritime Strategie und Sicherheit am Kieler Institut für Sicherheitspolitik, sieht darin auch eine an die Bevölkerung gerichtete Botschaft.

03.08.2021 - 19:23 [ Informationsstelle Militarisierung e.V. ]

Indo-Pazifik: Route

… die bislang nicht genau bekannte Route: „Dschibuti → Karatschi → Diego Garcia → Perth → Guam → Tokio → Incheon → Schanghai → Ho-Chi-Minh-Stadt → Colombo → Mumbai → Dschibuti“.

02.08.2021 - 18:36 [ Paul Antonopoulos / Global Research ]

US Hopes to Turn Philippines into Military Outpost Aimed Against China

On July 29, Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte decided to cancel his plans to end the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) – an important defense treaty with the United States. He said that the legal conditions for the temporary U.S. military presence in the Philippines has existed since 1998, on which the two sides conducted joint exercises on land, air and sea.

30.07.2021 - 13:10 [ Informationsstelle Militarisierung e.V. ]

Indo-Pazifik: Flagge zeigen!

Schon Verteidigungsministerin Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer begründete die nun ab 2. August beginnende Entsendung einer Fregatte in den Indo-Pazifik damit, Deutschland müsse dort „Flagge zeigen!“

28.07.2021 - 15:37 [ France24 ]

Without apologising, Macron says Paris owes ‚debt‘ to French Polynesia over nuclear tests

Only 63 Polynesian civilians have been compensated for radiation exposure since the tests ended in 1996, Disclose said, estimating that more than 100,000 people may have been contaminated in total, with leukaemia, lymphoma and other cancers rife.

26.07.2021 - 17:23 [ Informationsstelle Militarisierung e.V. ]

Alaska: Dual use

Von Alaska aus könnten die USA in beide Richtungen – gen Arktis und in den Indo-Pazifik – Macht entfalten, so der neue US-Verteidigungsminister Lloyd Austin zur Bedeutung des US-Bundesstaates.

25.07.2021 - 11:57 [ France24 ]

In French Polynesia, Macron tackles nuclear test legacy, China

The trip is aimed at reinforcing France’s geopolitical presence in the Pacific.

While in the South Pacific territory, he plans to discuss its strategic role, the legacy of nuclear tests and the existential risk of rising seas posed by global warming.

20.07.2021 - 19:52 [ CNBC ]

U.S. Defense Secretary to visit the Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam

“Secretary Austin’s visit will demonstrate the importance the Biden-Harris Administration places on Southeast Asia and on ASEAN as an essential part of the Indo-Pacific’s architecture,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby said, referring to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations bloc.

The U.S. embassy in Hanoi said on Tuesday that Austin’s trip would start on July 23.

15.05.2021 - 15:37 [ junge Welt ]

In fremden Gewässern

Das Kriegsschiff wird laut aktuellem Planungsstand nach einer Beteiligung an der NATO-Operation »Sea Guardian« im Mittelmeer und an der EU-Operation »Atalanta« am Horn von Afrika durch den Indischen Ozean nach Australien, anschließend weiter bis Japan fahren

28.04.2021 - 23:37 [ Dave deCamp / ]

Navy SEALs Shifting Focus Away From Counterterrorism to Face Russia and China

The 2018 National Defense Strategy outlined the US military’s shift away from counterterrorism towards so-called ‚great power competition‘

21.04.2021 - 17:34 [ ]

Es ist interessant, wie das Militär dieses Land „verteidigt“, indem es Kriegsschiffe 7.000 km weit von Kanada schickt

Die kanadische Marine führt im Südchinesischen Meer provokative Manöver durch. Während sie behauptet, mit diesen Missionen die „auf internationalen Regeln basierende Ordnung“ aufrechtzuerhalten, weigert sich ihr Hauptpartner, das Seerecht anzuerkennen.

Ende letzten Monats hielt sich HMCS Calgary in der Nähe der Spratly-Inseln auf, die sowohl von China als auch von den Philippinen beansprucht wurden. Als Reaktion darauf begleiteten chinesische Schiffe die Calgary durch das Südchinesische Meer.

21.04.2021 - 17:32 [ ]

Interesting How the Military ‘Defends’ This Country by Sending Ships 7,000 Kilometers From Canadian Soil

Canada’s navy is running provocative maneuvers in the South China Sea. While they claim to be upholding the „international rules based order“ in these missions, their main partner refuses to recognize the Law of the Sea.

At the end of last month HMCS Calgary passed near the Spratly Islands claimed by both China and the Philippines. In response Chinese vessels shadowed Calgary through the South China Sea.

20.04.2021 - 21:54 [ Washington Post ]

Biden’s approach to North Korea is the opposite of ‘fire and fury’


Biden set the nonconfrontational tone on North Korea at his March 25 news conference, when he was asked about Pyongyang’s short-range missile tests the previous week. He said that the United States would respond “if they choose to escalate,” but that he was ready for “diplomacy . . . conditioned upon the end result of denuclearization.”

Biden’s stance, suggesting that denuclearization was an eventual goal, not an immediate one, was repeated in a joint U.S.-Japanese-South Korean statement on April 2, which called for progress “towards denuclearization.”

20.04.2021 - 21:51 [ Weißes Haus ]

U.S.- Japan Joint Leaders’ Statement: “U.S. – JAPAN GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP FOR A NEW ERA”


President Biden and Prime Minister Suga exchanged views on the impact of China’s actions on peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region and the world, and shared their concerns over Chinese activities that are inconsistent with the international rules-based order, including the use of economic and other forms of coercion. We will continue to work with each other based on universal values and common principles. We also recognize the importance of deterrence to maintain peace and stability in the region. We oppose any unilateral attempts to change the status quo in the East China Sea.

19.04.2021 - 18:17 [ KBS ]

Treffen im Weißen Haus zwischen US-Präsident Biden und Japans Premier Suga

US-Präsident Joe Biden ist am Freitag mit dem japanischen Ministerpräsidenten Yoshihide Suga im Weißen Haus zu einem Gespräch zusammengekommen.

Auf der Pressekonferenz im Anschluss an das Gespräch nannten beide China und Nordkorea Herausforderungen und dass sie gewillt seien, für die Zukunft eines freien und offenen Indopazifik einzutreten.

19.04.2021 - 09:28 [ Informationsstelle Militarisierung (IMI) ]

Indopazifik: EU-Strategie

Schon in den Indopazifik-Leitlinien der Bundesregierung vom September letzten Jahres hieß es, Frankreich und Deutschland sollten es sich zur Aufgabe machen, eine EU-Indopazifikstrategie auszuarbeiten.

09.04.2021 - 20:56 [ Informationsstelle Militarisierung (IMI) ]

Indopazifk: Kein Gerede

Dazu gehört auch die Entsendung einer Fregatte, die im Sommer auslaufen soll, was von ihr nun mit den Worten kommentiert wurde:

05.03.2021 - 16:48 [ Informationsstelle Militarisierung (IMI) ]

Ostasien: US-Raketen

Wie u.a. Nikkei Asia nun berichtet, hat das US-Indopazifikkommando nun Gelder für genau diesen Zweck beantragt:

12.02.2021 - 21:53 [ France24 ]

France wades into the South China Sea with a nuclear attack submarine

„This extraordinary patrol has just completed a passage in the South China Sea. A striking proof of our French Navy’s capacity to deploy far away and for a long time together with our Australian, American and Japanese strategic partners,“ she tweeted along with a picture of the two vessels at sea.

12.01.2021 - 11:43 [ World Association for Christian Communication ]

COVID-19 pandemic and biopolitics in Latin America

(17. AUgust 2020)

At the time of this writing [June 3, 2020], Latin America has become the new epicenter of the pandemic with growing number of reported cases of infections and deaths. Various governments in Latin America (Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil) and the Inter-American Development Bank have deployed digital technologies to control the transmission of the virus and to support testing and tracing. They have collaborated with private companies and universities in setting up mobile applications for geolocalizing and contact-tracing possibly infected people. Expectedly, these actions have raised concerns about the negative impact of massive surveillance.

However, while we recognize the legitimacy of these concerns, the problem in Latin America takes different dimensions than in Europe, North America, and East Asia. For the moment, the governments in the region have significant problems to launch and maintain massive digital surveillance apparatuses.

12.01.2021 - 11:41 [ waccglobal / Twitter ]

Does the #COVID-19 pandemic mark the birth of a new form of #biopolitics? The Latin American case shows important departures from Europe and the U.S., both in the adoption of surveillance technologies and in the types of biopolitical control

03.12.2020 - 17:16 [ ]

NATO Huddles With Asia-Pacific Democracies to Talk China

The incoming Biden administration has pledged to do even more to partner with allies on the China challenge.

In another step in that direction, on December 2, the foreign ministers of the NATO members, along with delegations from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, and South Korea, gathered virtually to discuss the rise of China and the implications for the global balance of power.

03.12.2020 - 16:57 [ ]

Stoltenberg: Keine NATO-Öffnung nach Asien

Der wachsende militärische Einfluss Chinas wird nach Einschätzung von NATO-Generalsekretär Jens Stoltenberg nicht zu einer Öffnung des Verteidigungsbündnisses für asiatische Staaten wie Japan und Südkorea führen. „Wir sind ein regionales Bündnis und werden ein regionales Bündnis bleiben“, sagte der Norweger heute bei einer Diskussion der Denkfabrik Carnegie Europe.

20.11.2020 - 17:52 [ France24 ]

New Chinese submersible reaches Earth’s deepest ocean trench

The „Fendouzhe“, or „Striver“, descended more than 10,000 metres (about 33,000 feet) into the submarine trench in the western Pacific Ocean with three researchers on board, state broadcaster CCTV said.

16.11.2020 - 13:40 [ ]

UK’s Covid-19 Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine on course to be ready by end of 2020

The UK has ordered 100 million doses of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine – enough for the entire population

14.11.2020 - 01:22 [ Reuters ]

National security adviser O’Brien to represent U.S. at Asia meetings

While Trump attended the U.S.-ASEAN summit in Manila in 2017, he has never attended a full EAS meeting. Vice President Mike Pence represented the United States at the meetings in Singapore last year.

13.11.2020 - 14:47 [ Dave DeCamp / ]

Philippines Extends Military Pact Allowing US Troops in the Country

The Obama administration started challenging China’s claims to islands in the South China Sea by sailing warships near them, maneuvers known as Freedom of Navigation Operations (FONOPs).

13.11.2020 - 14:42 [ ]

Philippinen verlängern Militärpakt und erlauben US-Truppen Aufenthalten im Land

Es ist nicht zu erwarten, dass Joe Biden die Haltung Washingtons in Bezug auf die Ansprüche Pekings auf das Südchinesische Meer aufweichen wird. Während der letzten Präsidentschaftsdebatte prahlte Biden mit der harten Haltung der Obama-Regierung in Bezug auf Chinas Ansprüche auf die umstrittenen Gewässer.


29.10.2020 - 00:24 [ ]

US-Kommandeur: Truppen können zur Verteidigung der Senkaku-Inseln entsandt werden

Nächsten Monat wird Australien zum ersten Mal seit 2007 gemeinsam mit den anderen Ländern des Quad an den jährlichen Malabar-Marineübungen vor der indischen Küste teilnehmen. Es wird das erste Mal in den letzten Jahren sein, dass die vier Länder multilaterale Militärübungen gemeinsam durchführen.

21.10.2020 - 03:17 [ Al Arabiya ]

Pompeo, Esper to visit India for US efforts to counter China, Russia

Esper’s comments also followed an announcement by Australia that it will take part in a large-scale military drill off the coast of India next month, the Malabar naval exercise, together with India, the United States and Japan.

05.10.2020 - 04:17 [ The Japan Times ]

Mike Pompeo shortens Asia trip as Trump falls ill, but will visit Japan

In Tokyo on Tuesday, Pompeo and Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi will have a meeting with the foreign ministers of Australia and India in a move that is seen as a counter to China’s growing assertiveness in the region.

20.09.2020 - 03:24 [ ]

US Spy Planes Disguising as Civilian Airliners Near China’s Coast

The think tank warned in its report that this practice increases the danger to actual civilian aircraft in the region, risking misidentification. The SCSPI said the US has a record of changing transponder numbers when it flies reconnaissance in places like Iran and Venezuela.

29.08.2020 - 23:57 [ Andersen Air Force Base ]

U.S. Secretary of Defense hosts Japanese Defense Minister

Secretary Esper and Minister Kono agreed to continue efforts to support interoperability and to enhance Alliance capabilities, particularly for integrated air and missile defense (IAMD) and for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) functions. They also agreed on the importance of secure networks and of strengthening information security to protect advanced defense technologies.

27.08.2020 - 13:42 [ Global Times ]

Esper hints no hot war, but puts allies in quandary

On August 14, US Special Presidential Envoy for Arms Control Marshall Billingslea told Japan’s Nikkei that the US is in talks with its Asian allies to deploy midrange missiles to counter „the immediate threat“ of China’s nuclear arsenal. This week, Esper will head to Hawaii, Palau and Guam. In Guam, he is set to meet his Japanese counterpart. He will likely put pressure on Japan and talk about the deployment of midrange missiles.

29.07.2020 - 07:01 [ NIKKEI Asian Review ]

Chile picks Japan’s trans-Pacific cable route in snub to China

Japan’s route beat out a pitch by China that would have made Shanghai the final landing point. This decision comes amid a U.S. pressure campaign to keep China out of global telecommunication projects.

06.07.2020 - 01:04 [ Asia Times ]

US preps for Pacific conflict with Wake Island expansion

Just last year, B-2 Spirits used the airfield for the first time as a forward re-arming and refueling point, with their sorties beginning at Hickam Air Force Base in Hawaii, not Guam.

09.03.2020 - 23:32 [ Informationsstelle Militarisierung (IMI) ]

Die Militarisierung der Fläche: Das Beispiel Emden

Deutschland ist überall auf der Welt im Krieg. Es nimmt an fast jeder „humanitären Intervention“ teil. Die Verteidigungsministerin fordert einen Flugzeugträger und generell mehr deutsche Militäreinsätze. In ihrer Partei gibt es Leute, die hätten gerne Atomwaffen. In Deutschland scheren die Politiker sich nicht ums Völkerrecht oder nur dann, wenn sie dessen Bruch anderen meinen vorwerfen zu können. So sieht es aus in Berlin.

Woran niemand denkt, das ist die Provinz. Sind es nur die nationalen Politiker, die nach Krieg streben? Wie sieht es in der Provinz aus, mit den Lokal-Politikern in Stadt und Land?

Nehmen wir das Beispiel Emden:

12.02.2020 - 01:20 [ The Economic Times ]

India may show greater willingness to resist Chinese assertiveness in Indo-Pacific: CRS report

India, the US and several other world powers have been talking about the need to ensure a free, open and thriving Indo-Pacific in the backdrop of China’s rising military maneuvering in the region, which is a large swathe of land and sea stretching all the way from the west coast of the US to the shores of east Africa…
Thus, Prime Minister Modi has articulated a vision of a free, open, and inclusive Indo-Pacific, and India has engaged Russia, Japan, Australia, and other Indo-Pacific countries as potential balancers of China’s influence while remaining wary of joining any nascent security architectures that could antagonise Beijing, the CRS said.

12.02.2020 - 00:53 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Im Osten des Indischen Ozeans

Im Jahr 2014 banden Washington und New Delhi Tokio erneut in ihre jährlich abgehaltene „Malabar“-Kriegsübung ein; seit 2015 wird die Manöverserie, die bereits in den 1990er Jahren als ein bilaterales indisch-US-amerikanisches Projekt begann, in aller Form als trilaterale Maßnahme unter Einschluss Japans durchgeführt. Im November 2017 traf auch der Quad erstmals wieder zusammen.

18.11.2019 - 21:51 [ ]

Präsident Moon hofft auf Diskussionen für Frieden in Korea mit ASEAN-Staats- und Regierungschefs

Präsident Moon Jae-in hat die Hoffnung geäußert, beim anstehenden Gipfel zwischen Südkorea und dem südostasiatischen Staatenbund ASEAN tiefgründige Diskussionen für Frieden auf der koreanischen Halbinsel und in Ostasien zu führen.

Die entsprechende Äußerung machte Moon in einem Beitrag für Asia News Network (ANN), eine Koalition von 24 Medienanstalten in 21 asiatischen Ländern, eine Woche vor der Eröffnung des ASEAN-Korea-Gedenkgipfels in Busan.

04.10.2019 - 19:02 [ Xinhuanet ]

Japan’s Abe prioritizes economy, urges debate on Constitution in policy speech

„Let us fulfill our responsibility as Diet members to the people,“ Abe told the session, with reference to the politically and socially divisive issue of changing Japan’s pacifist charter for the first time since World War II.

03.10.2019 - 02:23 [ Xinhuanet ]

China’s research vessel returns to Qingdao after completing Arctic expedition

They also conducted marine surveys in the eastern Bering Sea and the northern Pacific Ocean, expanding China’s exploration of the Arctic and beyond.

01.10.2019 - 18:53 [ Robert Nemala / Twitter ]

Wow, #Pacific made part of the Greater Eurasia! India and Russia sign agreement to connect „Greater Eurasia“ and the “regions of the Indian and Pacific Oceans”


05.08.2019 - 11:58 [ Reuters ]

U.S. seeks to renew Pacific islands security pact to foil China

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday negotiations have begun with three Pacific island nations to renew a national security agreement that would help Washington counter growing Chinese influence in the region.

05.08.2019 - 11:54 [ Reuters ]

Australia won’t host U.S. missiles, prime minister says

During the talks, U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper spoke of hopes to deploy missiles in the Asia-Pacific region in coming months following Washington’s withdrawal from a landmark arms control treaty last week.

03.08.2019 - 19:45 [ Deutsche Komunistische Partei Deutschlands ]

DKP zur Kündigung des INF-Vertrages

Was nun passiert, ist eine neue Qualität der Kriegstreiberei durch die USA mit Unterstützung der NATO-Staaten, darunter auch der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Es droht die Entwicklung und Stationierung von Mittelstreckenraketen in Europa, gerichtet gegen Russland, dies beinhaltet die Gefahr das Europa zum atomaren Schlachtfeld wird. Es droht der Versuch der USA, landgestützte atomare Mittelstreckenraketen gegen China in Stellung zu bringen. Es droht die Zerstörung weiterer Verträge, die in der Vergangenheit ungezügelte Hochrüstung eindämmten. Dieser Vorgang beweist ein weiteres Mal, wer die Kriegsgefahr befeuert, es sind die USA und ihre NATO-Verbündeten.

03.08.2019 - 16:55 [ ]

Nach Ende des INF-Vertrags: USA wollen Raketen in Asien stationieren

Allerdings dauere es oft länger als man erwarte. Esper ließ offen, wo genau die Raketen stationiert werden sollen. Über „derartige Dinge spricht man zuerst mit den Verbündeten“, so der Minister.

Eine Stationierung von Raketen größerer Reichweite könnte die chinesische Regierung verärgern. Esper geht aber nicht davon aus, dass Peking davon überrascht werde.

03.08.2019 - 16:39 [ New York Times ]

U.S. Ends Cold War Missile Treaty, With Aim of Countering China

But the new missiles are unlikely to be deployed to counter the treaty’s other nuclear power, Russia, which the United States has said for years was in violation of the accord. Instead, the first deployments are likely to be intended to counter China, which has amassed an imposing missile arsenal and is now seen as a much more formidable long-term strategic rival than Russia.

23.07.2019 - 09:53 [ Reuters ]

Australia to create new Pacific military unit in bid to woo the region

Australia, which has pledged A$3 billion ($2.11 billion) in cheap loans and grants in a bid to arrest its slide in influence, has pledged to work with the United States, Japan and New Zealand to provide electricity to 70% of the PNG population by 2030.

03.04.2019 - 19:30 [ German Foreign Policy ]

Deutschlands Partner-Sultanat

Deutschland intensiviert seit Jahren seine Beziehungen zu dem aktuell heftig kritisierten Sultanat Brunei. Brunei stößt international auf Protest, seit Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah angekündigt hat, die Todesstrafe für außerehelichen Geschlechtsverkehr und für Homosexualität einzuführen. Das entsprechende Gesetz ist am heutigen Mittwoch in Kraft getreten. Die Hohe Kommissarin der Vereinten Nationen für Menschenrechte, Michelle Bachelet, hat es als „grausam und unmenschlich“ verurteilt.

18.11.2018 - 02:07 [ White House ]

Joint Statement of the Governments of the United States of America, Australia, and Japan

Through the MOU, we intend to work together to mobilize and support the deployment of private sector investment capital to deliver major new infrastructure projects, enhance digital connectivity and energy infrastructure, and achieve mutual development goals in the Indo-Pacific.

21.10.2018 - 19:42 [ The Japan Times ]

U.S., China agree to Asia defense rules to avoid air clashes

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and seven other regional military chiefs, including China’s General Wei Fenghe, gave broad endorsement to the rules in Singapore on Saturday, during an meeting hosted by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. The non-binding guidelines had been formally adopted a day earlier by defense ministers from ASEAN’s 10 member nations.

11.06.2018 - 13:43 [ ]

Nasdaq Expands Hong Kong Presence with Data Center Connections

Nasdaq (Nasdaq: NDAQ) today announced that it is establishing connectivity to three data centers in Hong Kong to increase its service to the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region through a Nasdaq Point of Presence (POP), helping to provide more efficient, cost-effective access to Nasdaq financial data in the region.

11.06.2018 - 13:29 [ Richmond News ]

Canadians feeling more connected to Asia Pacific region than a few years ago: poll

But while Canadians seem to be increasingly recognizing the economic importance of large Asian economies like China and India, the poll results also show most respondents want Canada to uphold its own values on the environment, labour standards, democracy and human rights when doing business with Asia.

11.06.2018 - 13:17 [ Economic Times ]

Peaceful North Korea can expand India’s Act East markets: Observers

„India has stepped up its focus on East Asia as well as ASEAN and any addition of an emerging market like North Korea will be most beneficial for the country’s expanding export-oriented industries,“ said a trade source.

India’s Act East Policy, that was introduced by the Modi government, focusses on the extended neighbourhood in the Asia-Pacific region.

08.05.2018 - 11:15 [ Yomiuri Shimbun ]

INSIGHTS into the WORLD / What the ‘Indo-Pacific’ means for Japan

The Australian government adopted the “Indo-Pacific” term in 2012 as a pivotal idea in its diplomacy. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe used the same term for the first time in August 2016 during the Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI), held in Nairobi, when he unveiled a “free and open Indo-Pacific strategy.”