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Kerry returns to Asia as China tensions hover over Asean meeting

As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to meet Southeast Asian counterparts in Malaysia, tension over China's territorial aspirations risks overshadowing a gathering that aims to promote regional economic and security ties. Kerry and China's Wang Yi will join foreign ministers from the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in Kuala Lumpur Wednesday, days after China accused the U.S. of militarizing the South China Sea, the object of overlapping territorial claims by China and several Asean members. U.S. patrols in the area have riled the Chinese. "I expect a number of countries would spell out and put forward their views on matters relating to...

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