US, Australian and Japanese foreign ministers call for calm in South China Sea

By Staff reporter 8 August 2017

The foreign ministers of the United States, Australia and Japan have called on China to stop land reclamation and military activity in the South China Sea, according to ABC News.

The ministers are in Manila for the seventh East Asia Summit Foreign Ministers Meeting.

They said Southeast Asian nations should negotiate a legally binding maritime code with China that would prevent conflict.

Their remarks are an attempt to calm tensions in the region, which have ratcheted up in recent months as a result of oil and gas exploration...

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