Obama steers clear of troubled waters in comments at G20 summitPosted: September 6, 2016
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.