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  • ** FILE ** U.S. Pacific Command's Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, talks to the media following a session on "Security Outlook" in the ongoing World Economic Forum on East Asia Friday, May 23, 2014, at the financial district of Makati city east of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    U.S. commander warns of China-Vietnam standoff spreading to region

    Adm. Samuel Locklear, the U.S. commander for the Pacific region, had a blunt warning about the misstep that could be made by underestimating territorial tensions between China and Vietnam: It could spark a much wider conflict with surrounding jurisdictions, he said.


  • ** FILE ** U.S. Pacific Command's Adm. Samuel J. Locklear III, talks to the media following a session on "Security Outlook" in the ongoing World Economic Forum on East Asia Friday, May 23, 2014, at the financial district of Makati city east of Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

    US commander warns about China-Vietnam standoff

    The U.S. military commander in the Pacific warned Friday that the risk of a miscalculation that could trigger a wider conflict in a tense territorial standoff between China and Vietnam is high and urged both nations to exercise restraint.


  • ** FILE ** Protesters raise Taiwanese flags and placards marching to Vietnam's consulate in Hong Kong, Thursday, May 15, 2014, to protest anti-China unrest in Vietnam. Mobs burned and looted scores of foreign-owned factories in Vietnam following a large protest by workers against China's recent placement of an oil rig in disputed Southeast Asian waters, officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    Inside China: Anti-Chinese riots hit Taiwan

    Taiwan suffered collateral damage in Vietnam's anti-China riots on May 13, when 107 Taiwanese companies were vandalized and 10 factories were shut down.


  • U.S. is forced to turn attention back to Asia

    Violent anti-Chinese demonstrations in Vietnam are refocusing attention on Beijing's regional muscle-flexing, with China appearing ready to exacerbate tensions with a number of its neighbors while the United States is distracted by Ukraine and other crises.


  • China: US must be objective about Asia tensions

    China's top general blamed the Obama administration's new focus on Asia on Thursday for various disputes in the East and South China seas, saying "some neighboring countries" are using it as a chance to provoke problems.


  • The newspaper, which often reflects Beijing's official policy line, also reported that Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi defended Beijing's deployment of the oil rig, asserting during a phone conversation with his Indonesian counterpart Wednesday that the area where the rig is positioned is part of Chinese sovereign territory. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    U.S. turns attention back to Asia as Vietnam violently protests China's oil rig move

    Violent anti-Chinese demonstrations in Vietnam are refocusing attention on Beijing's regional muscle-flexing, with China appearing ready to exacerbate tensions with a number of its neighbors while the United States is distracted by Ukraine and other crises.


  • "The President sits with President Xi Jinping of China on an inscribed redwood park bench at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The two leaders spent two days in bilateral talks at Sunnylands."
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    Inside China: No Friends for Beijing

    China has become a global power with extensive outreach to all continents. But it has never been so isolated.


  • Firefighters stand across from the main entrance of Tan Than Industries as the Taiwanese bicycle factory burns, in Di An Town, Binh Duong province, Vietnam, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. Mobs burned and looted scores of foreign-owned factories in Vietnam following a large protest by workers against China's recent placement of an oil rig in disputed Southeast Asian waters, officials said Wednesday. (AP Photo/Jeff Nesmith)

    Chinese worker killed, 90 injured in riot in Vietnam

    A top Taiwanese diplomat says rioters have stormed a large Taiwanese steel mill in Vietnam, killing at least one Chinese worker and injuring 90 more.


  • Panel to study at Agent Orange residue exposure

    The Veterans Affairs Department has long resisted disability claims from service members who said chemical residue left in Vietnam War-era planes that were used to spray defoliants over Southeast Asia caused them severe illnesses, including cancer.


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