Tag Archives: Brisbane

US, Japan, Australia Boost Maritime Cooperation

For the first time since 2007, the leaders of the United States, Australia, and Japan met on the sidelines of the G20 conference in Brisbane, Australia and agreed to deepen their military cooperation. Specifically, U.S. President Barack Obama, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to deepen their cooperation on […]

US, Japan, Australia take aim at China, Russia on G20 sidelines

The United States, Japan and Australia all took aim at China and Russia at the Group of Twenty (G20) summit in Brisbane, Australia, says Duowei News, a US-based Chinese political news outlet. The final day of the G20 summit on Nov. 16 had been slated for a discussion about economic growth and developing employment opportunities, […]

Australia, US, Japan discuss security ties

The US, Australia and Japan have renewed vows on tripartite security cooperation and urged peaceful resolutions of maritime disputes, an allusion to China’s territorial rows with its neighbors. This developed as Beijing continues to advocate a dual-track approach for the settlement of disputes in the South China Sea, and rejects all external interference. Meeting in […]

US makes ‘fatal mistake’ driving China and Russia closer: Duowei

The United States is making a “fatal mistake” by antagonizing both China and Russia and forcing the two primary opponents closer together, says Duowei News, a US-based Chinese political news website. Washington turned against Moscow following the start of the Ukraine crisis in February this year, leading the European Union and Japan in imposing heavy […]

Brisbane speech underlines Obama’s increasingly tough tone on China

Yesterday in Brisbane US President Barack Obama reaffirmed the Asian Pivot/Rebalance (transcript) which he presented in Canberra three years ago. But in doing so he presented a view of Asia’s future, and especially of US-China relations, which was starker and darker than he gave in 2011. This makes the speech rather important. When future historians […]