Trump offers to mediate in South China Sea dispute
13 November, 2017, 02:04 | Author: Randy Kelley
In Vietnam earlier on Sunday, Trump said he was prepared to mediate in the dispute over the South China Sea, where four Southeast Asian countries and Taiwan contest China's sweeping claims to the busy waterway. They were anxious that the United States intervention in the southern Philippines could worsen the situation, which is still recovering from battle against Islamist militants.
US President Donald Trump has offered his services as a "mediator and arbitrator" over disputed territorial claims South China Sea issue, one of the most pressing issues for many of Asia's leaders. The problem with these pests, they invite (UN) human rights commission and all, only to show the statistics: here, 10,000 died.
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Addressing the local Filipino community, Duterte said he was not afraid to go to jail, referencing the killing to drive home his point.
Whilst in Vietnam, Chinese Premier Xi Jinping also discussed the South China Sea issue with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, which has claims in the region.
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Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang said Sunday that his country wants to end disputes in the South China Sea through peaceful means.
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"I am looking forward to start in positive note with tonight's celebration of 50 years of ASEAN", said Duterte in his remarks at the dinner.
"How much more now that I am President?" he concluded, to laughter from the audience.
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