23 Jul '11, 4am

South China Sea tensions a threat to peace: Clinton

South China Sea tensions a threat to peace: Clinton

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said on Saturday that a recent surge in tensions over the South China Sea threatened regional peace, while warning against force to solve the dispute. -- PHOTO: AFP NUSA DUA (Indonesia) - US SECRETARY of State Hillary Clinton said on Saturday that a recent surge in tensions over the South China Sea threatened regional peace, while warning against force to solve the dispute. 'The United States is concerned that recent incidents in the South China Sea threaten the peace and stability on which the remarkable progress of the Asia Pacific region has been built,' Mrs Clinton told a security forum in Indonesia. 'These incidents endanger the safety of life at sea, escalate tensions, undermine freedom of navigation, and pose risks to lawful unimpeded commerce and economic development.' In prepared remarks to foreign ministers at the Asean Regio...

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