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After Death of TPP, China Makes Moves to Dominate Asia With New Trade Pacts

(GPA) Lima – For all the horrible chapters and faults of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), it seems President Obama was right about one thing – without the trade pact, southeast Asian countries are now looking to China for economic opportunity. This past week at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Peru, Barrack Obama spent […]

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The Philippines Welcomes Refugees: ‘They Can Always Come Here’

(teleSUR) Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte decried western hypocrisy saying his country would welcome refugees until it was “filled to the brim.” In a wide-ranging interview broadcast on Al Jazeera Thursday, the Philippine president criticized western governments who have closed their doors to refugees fleeing U.S.-backed wars, saying his country would welcome them. “I say send […]

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America Losing Its Grip on Southeast Asia

(SCF) – The recent diplomatic row between the Philippines and the United States has come as a shock to U.S. State Department and Pentagon policy wonks but for astute observers of Southeast Asian politics, the decision of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to «pivot» to China and Russia was long in the making. Ever since the so-called «Yellow […]