US backs resumption of China-Philippines talks on South China Sea

By Simon Webb and Manuel Mogato VIENTIANE (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he supported the resumption of bilateral talks between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, following a ruling against Beijing… Read More › Syndicated from Asia Times Continue reading US backs resumption of China-Philippines talks on South China Sea

Will China’s realpolitik prevail in sea row?

As ASEAN meetings kick off in Vientiane from July 23, Beijing may pressure the host Laos and its other ally Cambodia to prevent any strong statements on the South China Sea disputes and the landmark ruling by the Hague tribunal. Such pressure… Read More ›
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