The United States and the Republic of Korea began their annual military exercises, codenamed Key Resolve and Foal Eagle, on the Korea Peninsula earlier this month. Simultaneously, the US has resorted to war rhetoric, fueling concerns over the already volatile situation on the peninsula.
As the six non-ASEAN member countries have all signed free trade agreements with the regional bloc, the RCEP fully complies with ASEAN's vision of promoting regional integration and contributes to its blueprint of building an ASEAN Economic Community.
Now that the war against the world's deadliest terrorist group has come to a critical moment, the different forces in Iraq should concentrate on their anti-terror efforts while at the same time thinking about the future of their country.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former prime minister of Denmark and former secretary-general of NATO, contributed an article in The Wall Street Journal last week saying the United States should play the role of the world's policeman.
Myanmar's State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi wound up a five-day visit to China on Sunday. As the outside world is eager to know how the two neighbors will recalibrate their relations now that the Southeast Asian country has undergone a political transition.
As Tung Chee-hwa has rightfully pointed out last month, a good China-US relationship is important to both economies and to the world at large. The ball is now in the US' court if it still wants cooperation, other than confrontation, to prevail.