Former US president Barack Obama speaks during a memorial service for senator John McCain, at the Washington National Cathedral on September 1. Of McCain, whom he defeated in the 2008 presidential elections, Obama said: “He understood that if we get in the habit of bending the truth to suit political expediency or party orthodoxy, our system will not work.” Photo: Bloomberg

How the West bends the truth in the South China Sea

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Former US president Barack Obama speaks during a memorial service for senator John McCain, at the Washington National Cathedral on September 1. Of McCain, whom he defeated in the 2008 presidential elections, Obama said: “He understood that if we get in the habit of bending the truth to suit political expediency or party orthodoxy, our system will not work.” Photo: Bloomberg
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