Aug 12, 2015

ASEAN's relations with China

Japan and the U.S. should explore ways to defuse tensions in the South China Sea through dialogue with Beijing rather than trying to encircle China through closer ties with ASEAN members.

Kerry raises South China Sea concerns with China's Wang

Aug 5, 2015

Kerry raises South China Sea concerns with China's Wang

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry voiced concern to China on Wednesday over its land reclamation in the South China Sea and the “militarization” of its disputed waters. Kerry made the remarks to Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Kuala Lumpur on the sidelines of ...

China slams U.S. for 'militarizing' South China Sea

Jul 31, 2015

China slams U.S. for 'militarizing' South China Sea

China’s Ministry of National Defense on Thursday accused the U.S. of militarizing the South China Sea as Beijing makes increasingly bold moves to assert its claim to virtually all of the sea’s waters, islands and reefs. Spokesman Yang Yujun’s remarks were prompted by comments ...

Jul 31, 2015

At long last, the U.S. understands Vietnam

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Finally U.S. and Australian policymakers are realizing what they should have known all along — that they can take advantage of Hanoi's traditional dislike of China to counter what they see as Beijing's expansionist threat in the East and South China Seas.