Clinton to Visit Amid South China Sea Dispute

The Associated Press reports that U.S. Secretary  of State Hillary Clinton is to visit China next week, amid an ongoing territorial dispute over parts of the South China Sea:

The Chinese Foreign Ministry says Clinton will be in China Sept. 4-5.

The United States said two weeks ago that China should not use bilateral talks to attempt to “divide and conquer” nations with competing territorial claims. That was after Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi visited Malaysia and Brunei, two such countries.


For more on US attitudes over the dispute, see US Voices Concern Over South China Sea Rows, via CDT.