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Trump offers to mediate on South China Sea

HANOI: U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was prepared to mediate between claimants to the South China Sea, where five countries contest China’s sweeping claims to the busy waterway. Trump was speaking in Vietnam, which has…

China scores diplomatic coup in sea row

BEIJING: China on Sunday scored a diplomatic coup in its campaign to weaken regional resistance against its sweeping claims to the South China Sea when Southeast Asian nations issued a diluted statement on the dispute and agreed to…

China says will protect South China Sea sovereignty

BEIJING/WASHINGTON: China said on Tuesday it had "irrefutable" sovereignty over disputed islands in the South China Sea after the White House vowed to defend "international territories" in the strategic waterway. White House spokesman Sean…