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South China Sea Dispute: All Eyes on Singapore Forum for US, China Talk

2015-05-29 08:33:01       source:The Sydney Morning Herald

May 29, 2015

"China has been trading increasingly forceful barbs with countries including the United States on the South China Sea. Singapore, a neutral party on the contested waters, may provide the venue this weekend for talks about ways to defuse tensions.

While US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter and Chinese Admiral Sun Jianguo, a deputy chief of staff of the People's Liberation Army, will probably talk tough in their speeches to the annual Shangri-La Dialogue, behind closed doors there will be a chance at least for officials from Asian countries to meet."

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