Latest News:  
Beijing   Sleet/Light snow    1 / -2   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>World

U.S. to host first trilateral meeting with Japan, India on Asia-Pacific issues

(Xinhua)

10:34, December 06, 2011

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (Xinhua) -- The United States is to host the first trilateral talks with Japan and India to discuss "a range of Asia Pacific regional issues," the U.S. State Department announced on Monday.

The meeting, which will be at the assistant-secretary level, is scheduled to be held in Washington on Dec. 19, said State Department spokesman Mark Toner at his daily news briefing.

"And this meeting is going to be an opportunity to hold comprehensive discussion on a range of Asia Pacific regional issues," he said.

Asked why India, an Indian Ocean country that has no border with Pacific Ocean, is invited to the meeting as one of the "Pacific democracies," Toner only answered by saying that "this is a chance for us to discuss regional issues."

In response to a question that why Australia was not invited to the meeting, Toner explained that it "isn't all-inclusive."

Experts said the move is believed to be part of current U.S. efforts to carry out its "pivoting to Asia" policy, which aims at consolidating the U.S. predominance in Asia.

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:实习生2)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Scenery of Riyue Tan in SE China's Taiwan

  2. A France girl's life with Chinese kung fu

  3. Chinese warships begin goodwill visit to Oman

  4. National treasure collection exhibition

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Private sector as catalyst for development
  2. EU needs stronger economic and currency union
  3. U.S. immigration-eyed investment risky
  4. November inflation to ease in China
  5. China unlikely to end real estate controls
  6. Latin America integration
  7. US should adopt new thinking for GPA
  8. Obstacles to climate action
  9. More drama after ban
  10. No silver bullet to cure poverty

What's happening in China

Case of worker's death remains unresolved

  1. China's first human rights base established
  2. Fake pregnant belly becomes hot seller online
  3. Metrological authorities deny heavy fog is pollution
  4. CCTV monitors govt office
  5. Coca-Cola's drink samples tested safe

PD Online Data

  1. Yangge in Shaanxi
  2. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  3. The drum dance in Ansai
  4. Shehuo in Baoji City
  5. The dragon dance