- Obama’s Asia Trip Tests Ambitious Agenda : New Trade Pact Joins Economic, Military Goals in Complex Region (Wall Street Journal)
“The success of Mr. Obama’s Asia policy hinges on several areas his aides say he will focus on next week: achieving the trade agreement known as the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP; crafting a fresh blueprint for U.S.-China relations; ensuring the democratic endurance of Myanmar; and funding an American military footprint in the region that differs from when Mr. Obama took office.”
A new era of strengthened US – China relations is on the horizon.
I am sure both President Barack Obama and President Xi Jinping both look forward to that future.
US – Russia
“Sergei Lavrov and John Kerry agree at talks in Beijing to exchange information about situation on Russia-Ukraine border.
Russia’s foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has welcomed US involvement in resolving the Ukraine crisis, saying it would be a “step in the right direction,” in comments that appear to reflect a toning down in bilateral tension that has been at its worst since the end of the Cold War.
Lavrov’s remarks came after a meeting in Beijing with John Kerry, his US counterpart, and precede high-level meetings scheduled to take place between President Vladimir Putin and world leaders at an Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) summit in China, and a Group of 20 summit in Australia, next week.”