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Xi Jinping seeks to establish Asia security framework

Updated: 2014-05-22 22:03:17 (KST)
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President Xi Jinping at an international security summit in Shanghai on Wednesday said that the problems facing Asia today should be handled by the nations within Asia.


"Asia countries should all cooperate to resolve security issues in the region."

It was a not-so-veiled references to the U.S. as it seeks to increase its influence in Asia.


"A third party aimed at enhancing military alliances in the region does not serve our interests."

Xi made the statements at the fourth Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia, a group of more than 20 mostly Asian nations.

Xi's vision for a new Asian security concept has a supporter in Russia, which launched joint naval exercises near the disputed East China Sea islands this week.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has already backed the idea, but it may be hard to see it through, as nations will be reticent to harm relations with Washington.
Many of them are also mired in territorial disputes with China.

Relations between Beijing and Washington have been sour in recent months over accusations of cyber attacks, newly established air defense zones and territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
Kim Hyun-bin, Arirang News.

[LEAD-OUT]
Speaking of territorial disputes Japan today mobilized combined sea, air and land forces on a small, disputed island with China.
Over 1,000 troops participated in the practice to recapture the islet.
We'll be right back.


Reporter : hyunbin@arirang.co.kr

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