JAKARTA, Indonesia—China needs to leave disputed waters of the South China Sea, the Asean secretary-general said Friday.
The “next step now, we have to get China out of the territorial waters of” Vietnam, Secretary-General Le Luong Minh told The Wall Street Journal. “That’s the first thing.”
Doing that “will be conducive to restoring confidence” in talks to resolve disputed claims by several countries in the resource-rich waters, Mr. Minh said.
by Staff Writers
Washington (AFP) May 08, 2014
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President Barack Obama sent to Congress the text of the agreement which would allow the United States to transfer reactors and know-how to Vietnam, which has ambitious plans to build a nuclear network from virtually scratch to meet rising energy demand and reignite economic growth. Continue reading
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