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Kerry downplays dispute with China in East China Sea


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Kerry downplays dispute with China in East China Sea

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States do not view differences with China over the East China Sea as a scenario of rising tension.

Kerry underlined though that US will speak out when countries “raised the temperature” through unilateral actions in territorial disputes.

“We are not approaching this with any particular view towards China, except to say when China makes a unilateral move we will state our position,” Kerry stated.

U.S. Secretary of State also said increased maritime security assistance by the United States for South East Asian countries was part of U.S. President Barack Obama’s rebalancing toward Asia.

“What we are involved in are normal processes in order to raise their maritime protection capacity” Kerry added.

Reuters

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