Japan says U.S. has not raised FX manipulation in trade talksThe Saigon Times Daily Taro Aso, Japan's Deputy Prime Minister, speaks at the official opening of Japan House in London, Britain, September 13, 2018 – PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO (REUTERS) - The U.S. government had not spoken to Japan about including provisions in free trade agreements to deter currency manipulation, Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Tuesday, although the two sides are likely to enter talks sometime next year. Aso’s comments come after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Saturday that Washington wants to include such provisions in future trade deals, including the one it will negotiate with Japan. The new provisions would be based on the currency chapter in Washington’s new deal to revamp its trade pact with Canada and Mexico, which urges members to refrain from competitive devaluation. Mnuchin’s remarks have raised concerns that the Japanese government’s … [Read more...] about Japan says U.S. has not raised FX manipulation in trade talks
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North Korea, U.S. spar over nuclear deal at Singapore forumThe Saigon Times Daily U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends the 8th East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Singapore August 4, 2018 – PHOTO: REUTERS SINGAPORE (REUTERS) - North Korea and the United States on Saturday sparred over an agreement reached at a landmark summit in June for the Asian country to end its nuclear program, as Washington called for maintaining sanctions pressure against Pyongyang, which in turn said it was alarmed by U.S. intentions. The discord at a regional forum in Singapore was the latest reminder of the difficulties that have long impaired efforts to negotiate an end to North Korea’s nuclear and missile programmes, despite commitments made at an unprecedented summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in the city state less than two months ago. “The DPRK stands firm in its determination and commitment for implementing the … [Read more...] about North Korea, U.S. spar over nuclear deal at Singapore forum
Participating representatives of the U.S. and ASEAN celebrated the growth of political, security, economic and cultural ties between the sides, reflected through implementation outcomes of their action plan for 2016 – 2020. The plan saw 83 out of its 95 activities and projects carried out. A number of fruitful U.S.-supported programs in ASEAN included the Trade & Investment Framework Agreements, Expanded Economic Engagement (E3) Initiative, U.S.-ASEAN Connectivity through Trade and Investment project, Young Southeast Asian Leaders initiative, and Lower Mekong Initiative. Photo: asean.usmission.gov The ASEAN member countries praised the Trump Government for maintaining its commitment to the bloc and stated their willingness to work with the nation to increase ASEAN self-reliance and realize the ASEAN Community Vision 2025. ASEAN and the U.S. agreed to effectively implement their action plan for 2016-2020, particularly in such realms as free trade-investment, … [Read more...] about ASEAN, U.S. hold 31st dialogue in Malaysia
California said it would cooperate with China on clean technology, emissions trading and other "climate-positive" efforts in a bid to fill a gap left after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord last week. California Governor Jerry Brown meets with Chinese Minister of Science and Technology Wan Gang at the International Forum on Electric Vehicle Pilot Cities and Industrial Development in Beijing, China June 6, 2017. The government of California and China's Ministry of Science and Technology will work together to develop and commercialize know-how on carbon capture and storage, clean energy, and information technology to rein in greenhouse gases, according to a Tuesday statement. President Trump's announcement of the pull-out from the 2015 Paris agreement on climate change was branded as "insane" by California governor … [Read more...] about California, China defy U.S. climate retreat with new cleantech tie-up
The Hanoitimes - On May 23, Vietnam’s Minister of Foreign Affair announced the official visit of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to U.S (from May 29 – 31). Specifically, taking the invitation of U.S President Donald Trump, Mr Phuc will pay official three-day visit to U.S at the end of this May. Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc In advance, White House spokesman Sean Spicer also announced that U.S. President will welcome Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in this capital on May 31. According to the spokesman, during the meeting at the executive mansion the leaders will discuss ways to strengthen the relations ,between both countries. Also, adds the source, Trump hopes to deepen cooperation with one of the most important partners of the United States in Southeast Asia. On April 20, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for that region, Patrick Murphy, announced that the U.S. ruler will travel to Vietnam in November for the Asia-Pacific Economic … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s Prime Minister to visit U.S.