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South China Sea Disputes Likely to Dominate Lead US-China Talksi
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Scott Stearns
July 07, 2014 3:46 PM
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel travel to Beijing this week for meetings with their Chinese counterparts on trade and security issues. As VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports, those talks are expected to include discussions on new Chinese oil rigs in disputed waters off Vietnam that are driving up tensions in the South China Sea.

South China Sea Disputes Likely to Dominate Lead US-China Talks

Published July 07, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel travel to Beijing this week for meetings with their Chinese counterparts on trade and security issues. As VOA State Department Correspondent Scott Stearns reports, those talks are expected to include discussions on new Chinese oil rigs in disputed waters off Vietnam that are driving up tensions in the South China Sea.


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by: Frankie Fook-lun Leung from: Los Angeles
July 08, 2014 12:36 AM
Neither China nor the USA would ever subject itself to international adjudication of territorial disputes of this type. China is sitting on the fense and will expand its activities in those areas consider China's. The US State Department don't want those small neigbouring countries near China kick up a lot of fuss either. Hence for the next five years, the status quo will be maintained with a lof of tension. Small skirmishes will take place nonetheless.


by: Frankie Fook-lun Leung from: Los Angeles
July 07, 2014 1:50 PM
There will be many low-level skirmishes between China and its small nation neigbours but no major confrontation. China will exercise restraint but not making any effort to seek any resolution with any of these nations, least of all, the USA. Time is not ripe for China to make this issue attracting new-line news.


by: Frankie Fook-lun Leung from: Los Angeles
July 07, 2014 1:36 PM
China will avoid any military confrontation with the USA. China will use aggressive tactics against small countries like Vietnam or the Phillipines. China would use every tactics to convey their message that Vietnam or the Philippines should not ally with USA. You learn this from Sun Tsu's Art of War.