US President Donald Trump says he wants to end North Korea’s threat. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte walks back his statement about deploying troops to the South China Sea. Plus, Australia's Great Barrier Reef doesn’t get a good prognosis. VOA’s Steve Miller reports.
U.S. President Donald Trump continues his meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping. A Chinese military jet is spotted on a Beijing-held island. Plus, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence announces his Asia itinerary. VOA’s Steve Miller has your Asia news, in a minute.
Myanmar’s de facto leader acknowledges there is violence in the Rakhine state, but says it is not ethnic cleansing. Philippines President Duterte orders troops to occupy holdings in the South China Sea. A U.S. admiral acknowledges what hasn’t worked with North Korea. VOA’s Steve Miller reports.