Regional trade

U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross sits on chair after delivering a speech at Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Nonthaburi, Thailand, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
November 05, 2019 - 6:31 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Tuesday the U.S. will invest and trade more in Asia as it rolls out an American plan to support "sustainable" projects in Asia as a counterpoint to China's multibillion-dollar "Belt and Road" infrastructure initiative. Ross is leading a high-...
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Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng speaks to reporters during ASEAN summit in Nonthaburi, Thailand, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai )
November 04, 2019 - 11:10 am
NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — The rivalry between the United States and China over influence in the Asia-Pacific region was on show Monday as the two superpowers traded barbs over freedom of navigation in the region's seas. The war of words took place at the annual summit of leaders of the...
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang pose for a group photo at The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Nonthaburi, Thailand, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Wason Wanichakorn)
November 04, 2019 - 8:52 am
NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — A 16-nation trade initiative backed by China is pushing ahead as India, facing fierce domestic opposition to its market-opening requirements, stands aside. Leaders of countries involved in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership said Monday that they had resolved...
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U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross delivers a speech in Indo-Pacific Business Forum in Nonthaburi, Thailand, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
November 04, 2019 - 6:33 am
NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — The U.S. is deeply committed to doing business with Southeast Asia, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Monday at a conference on the sidelines of a regional summit that President Donald Trump chose not to attend. Ross and other American officials showcased American...
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From left, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah pose for a group photo during the opening ceremony of the 35th Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting in Nonthaburi, Thailand Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
November 03, 2019 - 5:20 am
NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Leaders from fast-growing Southeast Asian economies, China and other regional powers vowed Sunday to transcend conflicts over trade policies and territorial disputes for the sake of stronger economies and regional stability. President Donald Trump skipped the summit of...
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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad gestures as he speaks during the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ABIS), a parallel event to the ASEAN summit in Nonthaburi, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
November 02, 2019 - 7:06 am
NONTHABURI, Thailand (AP) — Southeast Asia should use the sway of its shared market of 650 million people and speak with "one voice" to ensure it is treated fairly in an age of protectionism, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Saturday as leaders gathered for a regional summit. The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump and new national security adviser Robert C. O'Brien talk with reporters before boarding Air Force One in Los Angeles. U.S. national security adviser O'Brien and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will represent President Donald Trump at two regional summits in Thailand this weekend, the White House announced, a move that would widely be viewed in the region as a snub. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, FILE)
October 30, 2019 - 7:05 am
BANGKOK (AP) — U.S. national security adviser Robert C. O'Brien and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross will represent President Donald Trump at two regional summits in Thailand this weekend, the White House announced, a move that would widely be viewed in the region as a snub. The decision to send O'...
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Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders arrives onstage at the "Workers' Presidential Summit" at the Convention Center in Philadelphia Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. The Philadelphia Council of the AFL-CIO hosted the event. (Tom Gralish/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
September 17, 2019 - 9:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The high-stakes fight for working-class voters moved to Pennsylvania on Tuesday as a slate of Democratic White House hopefuls vowed to use the power of the presidency to crack down on corporate America and strengthen organized labor. But beneath all the agreement at the AFL-CIO...
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August 24, 2019 - 10:35 am
BERLIN (AP) — Switzerland says the European Free Trade Association, a group of four countries outside the European Union, has largely concluded a free-trade agreement with the Mercosur bloc including Brazil. The Swiss economy ministry said Saturday that the agreement "in substance" was reached in...
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Thai investigators cordon-off an area in which an explosion injured people in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Aug. 2, 2019. Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha on Friday ordered an investigation into several small bombings in Bangkok that took place as Thailand was hosting a high-level meeting attended by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his counterparts from China and several Asia-Pacific countries.(AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)
August 02, 2019 - 4:26 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-o-cha on Friday ordered an investigation into several small bombings in Bangkok that took place as Thailand was hosting a high-level meeting attended by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his counterparts from China and several Asia-Pacific...
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