Sunday, 19 November, 2017

Trump offers to mediate in protracted South China Sea feud

Image US President Donald Trump and Vietnam's President Tran Dai Quang Trump offers to mediate in protracted South China Sea feud
Lucia Summers | 14 November, 2017, 04:27

Now president Donald Trump is asking Chinese president Xi Jinping to resolve the case quickly, according to the Washington Post.

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"While the situation is calmer now, we can not take the current progress for granted", the leaders said in the draft statement.

China has steadfastly opposed what it calls United States meddling in the dispute over waters also claimed by several South-east Asian nations, and has baulked at the U.S. navy's incursions into what Beijing considers its territorial waters.

Nearly all of the South China Sea, one of the world's busiest waterways, is claimed by China. "He knows that if he goes to war, everything will blow up".

At that meeting China and ASEAN, which includes Vietnam, announced on Monday night they had agreed to begin talks on a much-delayed code of conduct for the sea. They made no public mention of the UCLA case.

China's Xinhua news agency said China and Vietnam had agreed to properly handle maritime issues and strive to maintain peace and stability. In July, Vietnam had to suspend an oil and gas exploration project conducted by Spain's Repsol company, under apparent pressure from China.

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A report from the Associated Press said Southeast Asian leaders were to announce Monday the start of negotiations with China on a so-called "Code of Conduct" in the disputed South China Sea in what they regard as a milestone but some experts dismiss as a non-starter. Before flying to Hanoi, he just concluded a busy two-day stay in Vietnam's central city of Da Nang, where he attended the 25th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Economic Leaders' Meeting.

The Asean summit opens on Monday under extra-tight security at a theatre and convention complex by Manila Bay.

The ASEAN leaders will express "grave concern" over North Korea's development of "weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear and chemical weapons, and ballistic missile technologies", and strongly condemn terrorism, according to a draft of a summit communique seen by The Associated Press.

We'll update this story as it continues to develop.

Vietnam has become the most vocal opponent of China's moves after Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte softened his country's stance on China.

Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang said Sunday that his country wants to end disputes in the South China Sea through peaceful means.

"The visit marks a new step forward in Vietnam-China relations", he said.

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