HUNAN (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Asean reporters are now better placed to gather important information about the Maritime Silk Road in China next year after taking part in the “Jointly Building 21st Century Maritime Silk Road” programme in Hunan and Jiangxi provinces, China, from April 17-27.
After sharing in the event last month, editors and journalists will now have the opportunity to visit the Silk Road project in China.
MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - While Asean is expected to come up with a code of conduct among parties with claims on the disputed South China Sea, President Rodrigo Duterte did not mention China and avoided using a contested term in his welcome address during the opening of the Asean Summit in Manila.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte faced pushback on Saturday at a regional summit over his efforts to weaken Southeast Asian resistance to Chinese expansionism in the contested South China Sea, diplomats said.
Duterte was due to release a chairman’s statement at the end of the one-day Association of Southeast Asian (Asean) leaders meeting that ignored an international tribunal ruling rejecting China’s sweeping claims to the strategically vital waterway.
President Rodrigo Duterte’s partner Honeylet Avanceña (center) poses with spouses of Asean leaders in front of the iconic “Spoliarium” painting at the National Museum. JULLIANE LOVE DE JESUS/INQUIRER.net
President Rodrigo Duterte’s partner Cielito “Honeylet” Avanceña toured the spouses of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) leaders at the National Museum on Saturday.