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China, Vietnam agree to set up hotline

BEIJING (AP) — China and Vietnam agreed on Wednesday to set up a hotline to resolve fishing incidents in disputed South China Sea waters that have been a frequent source of tensions between the two ideological allies. The two countries’ agriculture ministers signed the agreement in Beijing. No details were …

5 Lessons of U.S. Plan for a Permanent Military Presence in Australia – Max Fisher – International – The Atlantic

What Obama’s plan to build a marine base here means for China, Japan, Afghanistan, and global politics The U.S. has arranged with Australia to install a permanent military presence near the northern Australian town of Darwin, a move that signals shifts in President Obama’s foreign policy and the U.S. vision …