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Manmohan meets Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao


Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao on Monday met one-on-one for about 45 minutes in this Cambodian capital, probably one of their last official meetings.

The two leaders dis

China calls in U.S. diplomat over South China Sea

China's Foreign Ministry has called in a senior U.S. diplomat to protest remarks by the U.S. State Department raising concerns over tensions in the disputed South China Sea, in the latest political sp

Southeast is Asia’s safe haven as China, India falter


Little more than a dozen years after the region's crippling financial crisis, Southeast Asia is looking more a safe haven than a risky bet, with foreign investors souring on China and India and pouring money into markets proving resilient to the global gloom.

Southeast Asian talks fail over China dispute


Days of heated diplomacy at Southeast Asian talks ended in failure on Friday as deep splits over China prevented the ASEAN grouping from issuing its customary joint statement for the first time.

Hillary Clinton warns against threats in South China Sea dispute


U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Thursday urged rival claimants to the South China Sea not to resort to threats and intimidation in the potentially oil-rich waters, an indirect reference to

Japan summons China ambassador over island dispute


Japan summoned the Chinese ambassador on Wednesday as a diplomatic row flared up after three Chinese patrol boats approached a chain of islands at the centre of a bitter territorial dispute.

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PM pitches for Indo-ASEAN Services, Investment pact by March 2012


Citing global economic downturn to push for greater India-ASEAN cooperation, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday pitched for conclusion of a 'commercially-meaningful' Services and Investment pac

Obama, Chinese premier discuss economic topics


President Barack Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao conferred on Saturday in a surprise meeting on the sidelines of a major Asian summit, focusing on the economic matters that have prompted disputes

Myanmar wins diplomatic coup with nod to chair ASEAN


Southeast Asian leaders agreed on Thursday to allow Myanmar to chair their bloc in 2014, in a victory for the new government seeking international legitimacy after a series of reform moves.


Ties with ASEAN, Singapore key part of our Look East policy: PM


With a formal partnership with ASEAN now two decades old, India sees its ties with the 10-nation forum as a key component of its Look East policy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, as he left for Ba

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