Communist Party chiefs of China and Vietnam agreed in Beijing on Thursday that two countries should expand cooperation in various fields including maritime exploration and put ties on the right track.
China on Wednesday issued a white paper on policies related to Asia-Pacific security cooperation.
Momentum is growing in Philippine political circles to prevent South China Sea territorial issues from hampering cooperation with Beijing.
China and ASEAN member states, despite facing increasingly complex situations both at home and abroad, are set to write a new chapter in the development of economic and trade relations.
Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak begins his week-long visit to China on Monday, the second top ASEAN leader to come to China in two weeks.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) concluded its 28th and 29th Summits and related leaders’ meeting in Vientiane, the capital of Laos, on September 8, 2016, with pledges to strengthen the regional bloc’s internal cooperation as well as external coordination with partners.