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China Turns up Charm Ahead of APEC Summit

China has recently been on what some call a charm offensive, engaging in a flurry of friendly diplomatic adventures from East to Southeast Asia that appear to be aimed in part at cooling the rising power’s contentious territorial disputes. The South China Sea issue could become a key topic next week during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation leaders' summit in the Philippines, but Beijing does not want that to happen.   Making nice   Manila is hosting this...

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