Alexa

US, China agree on need to reduce sea tensions

 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at the State Dep...
 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, walks with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at the State Department...

US China

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at the State Dep...

US China

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, right, walks with Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi, Wednesday, March 11, 2009, at the State Department...

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the United States and China have agreed on the need to reduce tensions and avoid a repeat of a confrontation between American and Chinese vessels in the South China Sea.
While neither side yielded in their conflicting version of events, Clinton said she and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi agreed Wednesday that similar episodes should be avoided in the future.
Clinton said the two sides agreed to work "to ensure that such incidents do not happen again."
The confrontation occurred Sunday in the South China Sea between a U.S. Navy mapping ship and several Chinese vessels.


Updated : 2021-03-05 15:57 GMT+08:00