Obama steers clear of troubled waters in comments at G20 summit

US President Barack Obama spoke for about 40 minutes at a packed press conference in Hangzhou. Photo: EPA

US President Barack Obama spoke for about 40 minutes at a packed press conference in Hangzhou. Photo: EPA

SCMP says in the captioned report today, “US president doesn’t mention South China Sea dispute when asked about Philippines at press conference”

“US President Barack Obama steered clear of disputes in the South China Sea in his press conference at the end of the Group of 20 (G20) summit on Monday, focusing ­instead on joint efforts to combat crime and drug trafficking with the Philippines.”

“During the packed press conference, which went for over 40 minutes and was attended by more than 100 members of the media, the US president also avoided mention of the return of the US Navy to a base in the Philippines.Instead, he covered his planned visit to Laos, his “candid and blunt” bilateral talks with Russia, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, taxation and overcapacity.”

Source: SCMP “Obama steers clear of troubled waters in comments at G20 summit”, full text of which can be viewed at http://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/2015350/obama-steers-clear-troubled-waters-comments-g20-summit.

Note: This is SCMP’s report I quote here for readers’ information. It does not mean that I agree or disagree with the report’ views.


7 Comments on “Obama steers clear of troubled waters in comments at G20 summit”

  1. Fu Man-Chu says:

    The explosion in Davao’s market including more than 10 innocent people and wounded scores more, bears all the hallmarks of fascist Obama involvement. The Abu Sayaf group is linked to ISIS and takes its commands from ISIS which is a U.S. creation and therefore under the command of U.S.’s CIA. The terrorists are a weapon and tool used by Obama to make regimes feel vulnerable and in need of Uncle Sam’s help and protection. ISIS is used as a tool for Washington to control the world and make them amenable to U.S.’s bidding especially in it’s self avowed claim to global hegemony and against Russia, China and Iran.

    The timing of the explosion in Davao was not coincidental. If anything one should have learnt by now, any tragedy that occurs at a time coincidentally beneficial to U.S. is no coincidence. It has the fingerprints of Obama and the CIA all over it. They are experts at red flag incidents. Other countries’ lives don’t matter.

    Why do you thin President Rodrigo Duterte call Obama a “son of a b*tch”?


  2. Joseph says:

    Nice article article photo. Remind me of Curious George with white hair.


  3. Simon says:

    Obama don’t have a choice. Everyone in Asian including Phillipines has relaisde America’s treachery and rejected the PCA. Also Obama is a lame duck president and whatever he proposes is irrelevent.


  4. Steve says:

    Looks like President Duterte played a dirty on President Obama. I thought it was a good parting shot from Philippines with hate to the US President. Obama and gang intended to lecture Duterte on human rights issue in Laos due to the Philippines heavy handed tactics against drug traffickers.

    But, who will lecture Obama on the Libya and Syria genocide with millions slaughtered and millions of homeless refugees.? Who will lecture Obama and past US Presidents invasion of sovereign countries and creator of islamist fundamentalist.?

    According to report, Obama and gang refused to use the designated stairs when he arrived at China’s airport. Everyone other head of state has no problem using the same stairs as agreed. Is it because Obama and gang vying for top of the line attention to draw US supporters so that Hillary can continue to perform her China Bashing whilst the US conduct FONOTS ,i e., Freedom of Navigation on Tarmac.?

    Obama’s final trip to Asia has been stained with indignity on China’s airport tarmac and DirtyTe’s flowery expression, when he branded Obama as ‘Son of a Bitch, Son of a Whore.’ The Indonesian President and Malaysian Prime Minister would be laughing their Aarse Hot. No one in Asia has ever labelled a US President the Son of a Whore, But, when you think of it, it really makes sense….A whore spends her life offering sexual fantasies with dangerous men. A son of whore commits genocide, invade sovereign countries and slaughters families of civilians. Both prostitute for fame and gain.


    • Simon says:

      You forgot Kim Jong Un.


      • Steve says:

        Seriously — Kim Jong Un has killed far lesser people then these democratic Presidents. Obama and his cronies has committed genocides and slaughtered millions in Libya and Syria and displaced millions of refugees. Kim Jong Un has being portrayed as a senseless killer, a dictator over his comrades, but the number is extremely small compared to the US killer machines under George Bush/Tony Blair known as the US/UK sponsored genocide over 3,300,000 Iraqis slaughtered including 750,000 children (global research) ransacking and looting the Iraqi oil fields and economy bringing untold sufferings to the Iraqis. These are genuine murderous swines invading sovereign countries under the guise of WMD and Democracy. And yet these US Presidents has being portrayed as heroes of democracy. I wonder if these genocidal maniacs realise their future destiny or afterlife is in the underworld or hell world. The number of people killed are counted by the millions.


  5. Steve says:

    Too Good To Be True – President Xi maybe Heavens Gift to China and President DirtyTe maybe gifted to the CCP…Time to re-negotiate the SCS and gain most benefits. But is China reclaiming Yellow Rock Island anytime soon.? Better hold back a bit longer and walk the talk with DirtyTe. His kind words to President Obama maybe the turning point to get rid of the Rattlers Sneaks and Snakes and pivot to Uncle HAN. The future of Philippines lies in Asia and be part of the great Chinese Dream. After all, Duterte is a confirmed Socialist.