Remote area with ‘world’s cleanest air’ tracks global change

As the Asia-Pacific wheezes, coughs and sniffles its way through another smog season, one isolated and windswept corner of the region is bucking the trend — and serving as the global standard for clean air.

Eating scorpions, worms in Thai/US military drill

Thailand and the US hosted the opening ceremony for the annual Cobra Gold military exercise, the biggest activity of its type in the Asia-Pacific region with participants learning jungle survival skills. (Feb. 14)

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Chinese President Xi starts state visit to Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea holds a welcoming ceremony for Chinese President Xi Jinping during his state visit to the country ahead of an Asia-Pacific summit. IMAGES of Xi at welcome ceremony with PNG Governor General Bob Dadae.

Pence on Asia-Pacific, North Korea, Rohingya

(15 Nov 2018) The U.S. and China offered rival visions for the Asia-Pacific at a summit Thursday. Vice President Mike Pence saying there was no room for “empire or aggression” in the region. (Nov. 15)

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APEC summit: the Xi show by the sea shore

Hundreds of fluttering red flags, buses emblazoned with “China Aid” logos and even a purpose-built pagoda: driving around Port Moresby, you could be forgiven for thinking that Xi Jinping is hosting this week’s APEC summit of Asia-Pacific leaders.

Students showcase energy-efficient cars

A competition involving students from across the Asia Pacific and the Middle East building racing energy-efficient cars kicks off Singapore.

Trade ministers agree Asia-Pacific trade pact without US

Ministers from 11 Asia-Pacific countries agreed Saturday to press ahead with a major trade deal without the United States, as the world’s largest economy seeks to go it alone under President Donald Trump’s “America First” policy.

APEC Leaders Meeting starts

APEC leaders gather for the Leaders Meeting in Danang, Vietnam, as trade ministers from 11 Asia-Pacific countries agree to press ahead with a major trade deal without the United States. IMAGES

Trump defiant on trade, vows to put ‘America First’

American president Donald Trump gives a spirited airing of his “America First” doctrine in a speech to Asia-Pacific leaders, vowing his country will “no longer tolerate” unfair trade, closed markets and intellectual property theft, as he seeks to rewrite the rules of global commerce.