South China Sea takes center stage at U.S.-ASEAN summit




 
--
South China Sea takes center stage at U.S.-ASEAN summit
 
February 16th, 2016  
News Manager
 

Topic: South China Sea takes center stage at U.S.-ASEAN summit


South China Sea takes center stage at U.S.-ASEAN summit
By Jeff Mason and Bruce Wallace RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and allies from Southeast Asia will turn their attention to China on Tuesday on the second day of a summit intended to improve commercial links and provide a united front on maritime disputes with Beijing. After a first day focused on trade and economic issues, Obama and his counterparts from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will try to arrive at a common position on the South China Sea during a second day of talks at Sunnylands, a California resort. China and several ASEAN states have conflicting and overlapping claims in the South China Sea, but not all the Southeast Asian nations agree on how to handle them.




More...
 


Similar Topics
U.S. bombers flew near China-built island in South China Sea: Pentagon
U.S., Japan push for mention of South China Sea in defence forum statement
South China Sea disputes increasing demand for U.S. security presence in region: U.S.
U.S. to sail warships near disputed South China Sea islands: FT
China plans to invade US!