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Tue 12 Aug 2014 12:16 PM

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China rebuffs US efforts on South China Sea tensions

An American-backed South China Sea initiative has made some progress at the ASEAN Regional Forum, Asia's highest profile meeting, but China appears to rebuff the US pressure.

China rebuffs US efforts on South China Sea tensions
US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and China's President Xi Jinping sit next to each other as they participate in a Joint Opening Session of the US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing on July 9, 2014. China and the US geared early on July 9 for high-stakes talks on a slew of thorny issues, as US officials warned against rising tensions caused by Beijing's 'problematic' claim to swathes of the South China Sea. (AFP/Getty Images)

(Al Jazeera English YouTube channel)