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(Opinion) Sunnylands Wrong Place to Discuss South China Sea Row

2016-02-16 08:56:17       source:Global Times

February 15, 2016


"US President Barack Obama kicked off a two-day summit Monday with 10 Southeast Asian leaders at Sunnylands, the first-ever such meeting on US soil. The Americans are talking up this summit, with some media even calling for a 'Sunnylands Principle,' which exaggerates the importance of the meeting.


It is understandable that the US has felt a sense of crisis as ASEAN enhances cooperation with China and is trying to boost ties with ASEAN members. The ASEAN leaders have traveled thousands of miles to the US, a gesture showing support to Washington. Although some will leave their posts soon, the desire of both the US and these nations to expand cooperation is real."


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