Japan, US call for demilitarization of South China Sea


Patricia Lourdes Viray


Philippine Star


 April 20, 2018


US President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shared the same concern about China's militarization activities in the disputed South China Sea. Following a special summit at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, the two leaders agreed that China and other claimant states should manage the disputes peacefully and in accordance with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.