CPSC Monitor (May 27th –June 3rd, 2024)

1069

CHINA

1. Terrorism and economy expected to top agenda at China-Pakistan talks as security concerns cloud belt and road

https://www.scmp.com/print/news/china/diplomacy/article/3265079/terrorism-and-economy-expected-top-agenda-china-pakistan-talks-security-concerns-cloud-belt-and-road

2. China’s defense ministry condemns US missile deployment in Philippines
https://www.stripes.com/theaters/asia_pacific/2024-05-30/china-condemns-us-missiles-philippines-14029506.html
3. Chinese, Japanese defense chiefs discuss regional ‘security concerns,’ tensions in Taiwan Strait

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/asia-pacific/chinese-japanese-defense-chiefs-discuss-regional-security-concerns-tensions-in-taiwan-strait/3237172

4. Pakistan, China set to reinvigorate economic corridor project connecting Xinjiang to Gwadar

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/south-asia/pakistan-china-to-reinvigorate-economic-corridor-project-connecting-xinjiang-to-gwadar

5. China, Japan, and South Korea talk trade at trilateral summit

https://www.gzeromedia.com/news/watching/china-japan-and-south-korea-talk-trade-at-trilateral-summit

6. IMF upgrades China’s 2024-25 GDP growth forecasts to 5%

https://www.gulftoday.ae/business/2024/05/29/imf-upgrades-china-2024-25-gdp-growth-forecasts-to-5

7. Conflicting US-China Defense Strategies Dominate Singapore Forum

https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/conflicting-us-china-defense-strategies-dominate-singapore-forum-1.2080070

8. China Steps Up Warning to EU Just Days Before Tariff Decision

https://www.livemint.com/news/world/china-steps-up-warning-to-eu-just-days-before-tariff-decision-11717376497889.html

CENTRAL ASIA

1. Kazakhstan, U.S. discuss strategic partnership

https://en.inform.kz/news/kazakhstan-us-discuss-strategic-partnership-60a973/

2. Azerbaijan, Pakistan explore prospects for military cooperation

https://azertag.az/en/xeber/azerbaijan_pakistan_explore_prospects_for_military_cooperation-3032290

3. Pakistan, Kuwait ink agreements, MoUs in fields of industrial coop, engineering at 5th JMC

https://www.nation.com.pk/31-May-2024/pakistan-kuwait-ink-agreements-mous-in-fields-of-industrial-coop-engineering-at-5th-jmc

4. Azerbaijani FM foresees clean energy cooperation with Pakistan ahead of COP29

https://www.azernews.az/business/226781.html

5. Russia to construct Central Asia’s first nuclear power plant in Uzbekistan agreement

https://www.foxnews.com/world/russia-construct-central-asias-first-nuclear-power-plant-uzbekistan-agreement

6. Turkmenistan offers economic growth highlights at Riyadh investment event

https://en.trend.az/casia/turkmenistan/3906653.html

7. Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan to supply electricity to Pakistan via Afghanistan next year

https://www.ariananews.af/kyrgyzstan-and-tajikistan-to-supply-electricity-to-pakistan-via-afghanistan-next-year/

EAST ASIA

1. S. Korea, US, Japan to Launch ‘Freedom Edge’ Exercise

https://world.kbs.co.kr/service/news_view.htm?Seq_Code=185814&lang=e

2. Ukraine interested in developing relations with ASEAN – Zelenskyy’s meeting with Indonesian counterpart

https://en.interfax.com.ua/news/general/990907.html

3. ASEAN countries to meet for coast guard forum —PCG

https://www.gmanetwork.com/news/topstories/nation/908812/asean-coast-guard-forum-pcg/story/

4. Two more Takahama reactors allowed to operate for 20 more years

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/05/30/japan/japan-nuclear-reactors-extention-approval/

5. EDITORIAL | No Free Trade Talks Unless China Lifts Ban on Japan’s Seafood

https://japan-forward.com/no-free-trade-talks-unless-china-lifts-ban-seafood/

6. US defence chief engages South-east Asia counterparts in ‘informal’ meeting

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/us-defence-chief-engages-south-east-asia-counterparts-in-informal-meeting

7. South Korea to suspend military agreement with North Korea over trash balloons

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/world/article-south-korea-to-suspend-military-agreement-with-north-korea-over-trash/

8. Japan, South Korea and U.S. unveil new initiatives to cement defense ties

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2024/06/02/japan/politics/south-korea-japan-us-trilateral-shangri-la/