The US’ original plans for the Pivot to Asia have largely been reversed in favor of China, though Washington still has a few tricks up its sleeve through Hybrid War and the “Lead From Behind” stratagem in making up for its recent setbacks.
October 25th is the start of a three-day visit to Japan by the President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte . During his visit, Duterte will meet with Japanese Emperor Akihito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The leaders plan to discuss a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation.
The President of Philippines Rodrigo Duterte arrived in China. During the visit he will meet with the head of China Xi Jinping. The sides are planing to discuss a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation and the situation in the Asia-Pacific region.
In the Philippines, what perhaps will be the last of the US-Philippine exercises has begun.
The US would like for TPP to eventually cover all of ASEAN, but it can’t do this without Indonesia first agreeing to its terms.