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Stories with person: Hong Lei
  • Obama's Hiroshima trip parachutes him into history disputes story has photos
    Updated: May-24-16 7:21 am

    HANOI, Vietnam - By visiting Hiroshima, Barack Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies and trading partners over World War II. In Tokyo's decades-long tug-of-war over history with its neighbors China and South Korea, it's the American president who could end up losing.

  • SOUTH CHINA SEA WATCH: China 'happy' US-Vietnam ties warming 
    Updated: May-23-16 11:58 pm

    A look at some recent key developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons in waters rich in fish and potential gas and oil reserves:

  • US could lift arms embargo on Vietnam amid China tensions story has photos
    Updated: May-19-16 5:42 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama could lift restrictions on arms sales when he makes his first visit to Vietnam next week. That would remove a final vestige of wartime animosity but would not please China, which views growing U.S. defense ties in its backyard with deep suspicion amid rising military tensions in the South China Sea.

  • China rejects US claim of unsafe aerial intercept 
    Updated: May-19-16 3:12 pm

    BEIJING - China on Thursday rejected U.S. claims that its fighter jets maneuvered unsafely when they intercepted an American Navy reconnaissance plane over the South China Sea, and demanded that the U.S. end such missions close to Chinese territory.