Categories
World

Indonesia to buy 42 French fighter jets for $8.1 billion amid increasing tensions in Asia Pacific

Indonesia is moving to upgrade its ageing airforce fleet with multi-billion dollar orders for advanced fighters jets from France and the United States, amid increasing tension in the Asia Pacific. The agreement for 42 French Rafale fighters was announced as Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto met his French counterpart Florence Parly in Jakarta. Subianto confirmed […]

Categories
World

Taiwan applies to join Asia-Pacific trade pact days after China submitted its application

Taiwan applied to join a key Asia-Pacific pact just days after China submitted its application. The states have a complicated relationship.¬†Taiwan considers itself as an independent nation, but China regards it as a breakaway province. On Thursday, Taiwan’s chief trade negotiator John Deng told reporters that if China joined the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for […]