Malaysia Invites China’s Xi to Visit, Ramps up Tourism Target

[ad_1] BEIJING (Reuters) – Malaysia has invited China’s President Xi Jingping to visit, its ambassador to Beijing said on Friday, as the Southeast Asian country also seeks to boost the number of Chinese tourists to five million a year to fuel economic growth. China and Malaysia will mark the 50th anniversary of their bilateral diplomatic … Read more

Philippines’ Marcos Says Myanmar a Difficult Problem for ASEAN

[ad_1] MANILA (Reuters) – The conflict in military-ruled Myanmar has been a difficult issue for the Southeast Asian bloc ASEAN to address, with little progress made towards a resolution and intensifying fighting, Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos said. Speaking at a forum in Hawaii streamed live in the Philippines on Monday, Marcos said there was commitment … Read more

China’s Xi Offers More Investment in South China Sea Claimant Brunei

[ad_1] BEIJING (Reuters) – China offered to buy more goods from Brunei and to encourage investment in the Islamic sultanate as President Xi Jinping lauded relations with the tiny nation that have centred more on economics than territorial disputes in the South China Sea. In his meeting with Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah in San Francisco … Read more