Foreign Minister Wang Yi also voiced the hope to work together with Asean to encourage Myanmar to explore a path of political development that suits its national conditions.
Russia is Vietnam's biggest arms supplier and its companies are involved in several major energy projects in the country.
Although no coordination between China and Russia has been confirmed, their vessels have been spotted sailing around Japan on similar routes since mid-June.
Sri Lanka, strategically located in the Indian Ocean, has been at the centre of a jostle for influence between India and China for some years now.
South Korea has signed a Strategic Economic Complementation Agreement with Mexico and Ecuador, respectively.
While for Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand, the name of the game is alliance formation, for most of the rest of Asia, it is still called hedging — at least for now.
While the previous administration had openly advocated for the victims, the Yoon administration has made clear its intent to revive ties with Tokyo.
The Strategic Concept, which will guide Nato’s actions for the next 10 years, mentioned China for the first time and highlighted the threat posed by China’s hegemonic…
Leaders of four Asia-Pacific nations also participated in the summit for the first time, a move seen by many as a bid to counter China's growing influence in the region.
North Korea has also increased the number of health workers in charge of anti-epidemic measures at the main transit points in the border areas and adjacent regions.