21 April 2019

Xi sidesteps SE Asia pressure over South China Sea, report says

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday showed no sign of bending to Southeast Asian pressure to resolve territorial disputes over the South China Sea as he repeated his call for dialogue, Reuters news agency reported. In his address to Indonesian lawmakers in Jakarta, Xi made no reference to regional demands, echoed in Washington, that Beijing deal with the rival claims through multilateral talks rather than with individual negotiations, the report said. The issue is certain to overshadow two regional summits next week that the Chinese leader will attend, it added. 

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