Saturday, November 19, 2011

China-USA: Diplomacy: Wen Jiabao and Obama — will they give China total claim on the South China seas?

BBC News (Nov19,2k11)
BBC materials reposted here by Politicarp

US President Barack Obama (R) meets with China's Premier Wen Jiabao on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, 19 November 2011

China 'constructive' on 

South China Sea rows, says US

US officials have praised China's attitude on South China Sea territorial disputes after talks between Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and President Barack Obama.

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The two men met on the sidelines of an East Asia summit in Indonesia.
A senior US official described China's response as "constructive".
The meeting came after spats between Beijing and Washington over trade, currency and territorial rights in the South China Sea.
The sea holds potentially vast reserves of oil and gas, and is an important shipping route.
China lays claim to the whole of the sea, while other South East Asian nations claim parts of it.
The Philippines had asked the US to step in to help solve the row, but Asean secretary general Surin Pitsuwan said that Asean and China could resolve the issue peacefully by themselves.

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