US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not garner support for Washington’s bid to challenge China in the South China Sea, according to analysts. Photo: AFPUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not garner support for Washington’s bid to challenge China in the South China Sea, according to analysts. Photo: AFP
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not garner support for Washington’s bid to challenge China in the South China Sea, according to analysts. Photo: AFP

Indonesia, Singapore steer clear of US-China dispute in Pompeo’s South China Sea outreach

  • The US secretary of state called the Asean nations’ foreign ministers after Malaysia’s unusually strong rebuke last week of China’s ‘nine-dash line’
  • Singapore and Jakarta’s accounts of the discussion reflect their strategic priorities, analysts say, as they battle Covid-19 and economic volatility

Topic |   South China Sea
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not garner support for Washington’s bid to challenge China in the South China Sea, according to analysts. Photo: AFPUS Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not garner support for Washington’s bid to challenge China in the South China Sea, according to analysts. Photo: AFP
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo did not garner support for Washington’s bid to challenge China in the South China Sea, according to analysts. Photo: AFP
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