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Vietnam Hopes For Chinese Restraint In South China Sea In 2020

Vietnam hopes China would show restraint in the South China Sea in 2020 after a Chinese oil survey vessel and its escorts spent months within Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone in what Hanoi called a blatant violation of its sovereignty. Vietnam, the region’s most forceful challenger of China’s extensive maritime claims to be the busy waterway, will take on the rotating ...

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Japanese Trade Minister Still Hopeful On India’s Decision On RCEP

Despite India’s decision to exit of the ASEAN-led 15-nation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Free Trade Agreement last month, officials from India’s Indo-Pacific partners Australia and Japan are still discussing the issue in the hope that the government will rethink the decision. Japanese trade minister Hiroshi Kajiyama will discuss the terms with Piyush Goyal today under which India can get ...

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Former Australian Prime Minister Roots For Bilateral FTA With India

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called for India and Australia to restart talks for a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA). Abbott, who oversaw the signing of Australia’s free trade pacts with China, Japan and South Korea had done his best as Prime Minister to promote free trade but was keener on bilateral deals. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ...

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