PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Philippines (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN News Desk) - President Duterte on Thursday said he had ordered troops to deploy to and fortify unoccupied South China Sea islands and reefs claimed by the Philippines, a move that could provoke rival claimants, including China.
Duterte also announced that he may visit Pagasa Island, internationally known as Thitu Island, and raise the Philippine flag there on Independence Day, June 12.
PALM BEACH, United States (China Daily/ANN News Desk) - US President Donald Trump's first meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping is expected to chart the course of bilateral ties in a new era but North Korea's missile tests have cast a shadow over the process.
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in this southeastern US coastal town on Thursday for the first meeting with his US counterpart, Donald Trump, that is expected to chart the course of bilateral ties in a new era.
BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) – Thailand's 20th charter comes into effect, setting the stage for next general election. It replaces the post-coup interim charter of 2014.
Thailand's King yesterday signed the country’s new constitution - the 20th - giving it royal endorsement and setting in motion a process for the next general election, which is expected late next year.
The abnormal surge in domestic rice prices in this year’s winter-spring crop has caused some rice exporters, who had signed export contracts before the harvest season, to suffer losses during the first quarter.