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Chinese Foreign Minister: We Hope to See Belt and Road Projects in America

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi previewed the third annual Belt and Road Forum by defending China’s infrastructure plan as a constructive program, rather than the string of debt traps depicted in U.S. criticism. He prodded the U.S. to stop interfering with Belt and Road by persuading prospective members to back away from the project.

China urges India, Pakistan against 'expansion' of tensions

Indonesian Woman Charged with Murder of Kim Jong-un’s Brother Is Suddenly Released

The case against Siti Aisyah, one of the two women charged with murdering North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s half-brother with a chemical weapon in February 2017, was suddenly released and sent home to Indonesia on Monday. Aisyah has been jailed in Malaysia for the past two years as the prosecution moved forward.

Indonesian national Siti Aisyah (C) smiles while leaving the Shah Alam High Court, outside Kuala Lumpur on March 11, 2019 after her trial for her alleged role in the assassination of Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. - An Indonesian woman accused of assassinating …

Malaysian PM Defends Barring Israelis, Denies Being Anti-Semitic

TEL AVIV – Malaysia’s prime minister said his country has a “right” to deny entry to Israelis and that it was “unfair to label him as anti-Semitic” due to his anti-Semitic remarks, which have included calling Jews “hook-nosed” and claiming they have an obsession with money. 

Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad gestures as he speaks to reporters during a press conference at the Great Hall of the People (GHOP) in Beijing, China, 20 August 2018.(Photo by How Hwee Young - Pool/Getty Images)

King of Malaysia Abdicates Suddenly After Two Years on Throne

Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V abruptly abdicated on Sunday after wearing the crown for only two years. The former 15th king of Malaysia did not explain why he departed early, but there is speculation it had something to do with his personal life.

New Malaysian king to be picked this month after shock abdication

Duterte Skips South Asia Meetings for ‘Power Naps’ amid South China Sea Talks

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte skipped three major events at the annual Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit on Wednesday and has announced he will not attend the summit’s traditional gala dinner, prompting concerns at home about his health and his willingness to confront China in the South China Sea abroad.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks to journalists after inspecting a coast guard training demonstration at a Japan Coast Guard base in Yokohama, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016. Duterte is on a three-day official visit to Japan, his first as Philippine leader. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Malaysian PM Rejects Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ Projects

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed announced the cancellation of two major infrastructure projects that were part of China’s international “Belt and Road” initiative, rejecting the projects as too expensive since Malaysia is already grappling with a debt crisis.

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a joint press conference with China's Premier Li Keqiang (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 20, 2018. - Mahathir is on a visit to China from August 17 to 21. (Photo by HOW HWEE YOUNG / …

Southeast Asia Accepts Joint South China Sea Exercises with Beijing

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has accepted an invitation to conduct a “joint maritime exercises” with the communist government of China, likely in the South China Sea waters between China and their nations, Singapore confirmed on Friday.

French navy frigate Vendemiaire prepares to dock while a Philippine flag flutters at the international port in Manila on March 12, 2018. FNS Vendemiaire, a Floreal class light surveillance frigate, commissioned in 1993, is here for a five-day goodwill visit. / AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE