Australia to stress international law in handling South China Sea disputes
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will on Tuesday hail the role of international law in settling regional conflicts, comments apparently aimed at bolstering Australian efforts to build a coalition against Chinese assertiveness. In a speech ahead of a special meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in Sydney, Bishop will not name China but will argue that international law will stabilise a region strained by rival claims in the South China Sea. “The rules-based...
China’s Defense Ministry says provocative behavior by the U.S. Navy, which carried out a ‘freedom of navigation’ operation in the disputed South China Sea, will cause the Chinese military to strengthen its defense capabilities. Jillian Kitchener reports.
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