Pakistan has signed amemorandum of understanding (MOU) for bilateral cooperation with Australia. The MOU calls for interaction between the armed forces of both countries and doubles the Australian training commitments for the Pakistani military.
Japan meets fierce competition in the rare metal market as it pursues “resource diplomacy” in purchasing large amount of lithium from Bolivia.
Japan’s new Prime Minister Naoto Kan will be celebrating Japan Day during his first overseas trip to China, symbolically underscoring the importance of bilateral relations.
Planned cooperation between Indonesia and South Korea to start a joint project on jet fighter production is underway. The project is an opportunity for Indonesia to revitalize and develop its defense industry.
China plans to step up efforts to tap offshore wind energy to meet demand from the country’s eastern coast, and wants at least 15 percent of its energy to come from renewable sources by 2020 as it seeks to reduce reliance on coal and oil.
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