In a move that aims at improving America’s strategic ties with Pacific allies, President Barack Obama announced on Monday that Washington is lifting its decades-old arms embargo on Vietnam.
Dwindling economy and souring ties with China are key challenges.
A week earlier, U.S. conducted "freedom of navigation" operation.
Move aimed at rewarding the country's democratic transition.
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Pro-democracy activists threatened to stage protest during Zhang's visit.
Philippine president-elect's radical plans unsettle rights activists.
Government draft bill includes penalties against demonstrators.
Nova Peris' sudden resignation ahead of federal elections on July 2 sparks criticism.
The opinion piece by Xinhua news agency attributes the leader's "erratic style” to her single status.
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