ASEAN agrees in principle to admit Timor-Leste as 11th member

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has agreed in principle to admit Timor-Leste as the group's 11th member, the bloc said in a statement on Friday.The h


Japan finance minister: G20 finance heads endorse common framework for developing world debt

Financial leaders of the Group of 20 major economies on Friday endorsed a “Common Framework” for treating debt of developing countries hit hard by the coronavirus pande


One China policy is non-negotiable when developing ties with China

Three notable diplomatic events took place recently, all relating to China: China and Norway normalized their bilateral relations, Mongolia promised to never again invite the Dalai Lama to visit, and the government of Sao Tome and Principe declared that it would sever so-called diplomatic ties with Taiwan.

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