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Secretary of State John Kerry underscored the importance of a constructive relationship with China during a speech at the ...
East-West Center in Honolulu Wednesday. (Aug. 13)
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SHOTLIST:DEPARTMENT OF STATE TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYHonolulu, Hawaii - August 13, 20141. SOUNDBITE (English) Secretary of State John Kerry"One thing I know will contribute to maintaining regional peace and stability is a constructive relationship between the United States and China. President Obama has made is clear that The United States welcomes the rise of a peaceful, prosperous and stable China: one that plays a responsible role in Asia and the world and supports rules and norms on economic and security issues."2. SOUNDBITE (English) Secretary of State John Kerry"we care about behavior. We firmly oppose the use of force and intimidation to assert territorial claim by anyone in the region. And we firmly oppose any suggestion that freedom of navigation or overflight or any other lawful uses of the sea and airspace are privileges granted by a big state to a small one. All claimants must work together to solve claims through peaceful means big or small. These principles bind all nations equally, and all nations have the responsibility to uphold them."STORYLINE:Improving U.S. cooperation with China is critical to maintaining stability and security in the Asia-Pacific as well as combating the effects climate change, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday.Wrapping up an eight-day, around-the-world diplomatic trip and his sixth visit to Asia as America's top diplomat, Kerry outlined renewed priorities for much of the Obama administration's much-touted "pivot to Asia" during its final 2 1/4 years, including a focus on strengthening U.S.-Chinese partnership in areas of agreement and bridging gaps in areas of contention."One thing I know will contribute to maintaining regional peace and stability is a constructive relationship between the United States and China," Kerry said in an address to the East-West Center think tank in Honolulu. "The United States welcomes the rise of a peaceful, prosperous and stable China: one that plays a responsible role in Asia and the world and supports rules and norms on economic and security issues." He said.Kerry arrived in Hawaii after stops in Afghanistan, Myanmar, Australia and the Solomon Islands during which tensions between China and its smaller neighbors over competing territorial claims in the South China Sea were a major subject of discussion. At a Southeast Asia regional security forum in Myanmar over the weekend, Kerry formally unveiled a U.S. proposal for a voluntary freeze on provocative actions by all claimants, including the Chinese.The U.S. says that it has no position on the competing claims but does regard stability in the South China Sea as a national security issue, given the region's role as one of the world's busiest maritime shipping zones."We do care about how those questions are resolved, we care about behavior," Kerry said. "We firmly oppose the use of intimidation, coercion or force to assert a territorial or maritime claim by anyone. And we firmly oppose any suggestion that freedom of navigation and overflight and other lawful uses of the sea and airspace are privileges granted by big states to small ones. All claimants must work together to solve the claims through peaceful means. These principles bind all nations equally, and all nations have a responsibility to uphold them."Kerry said he was pleased at some areas of current U.S.-China cooperation, including multination talks on Iran's nuclear program, a shared interest in denuclearizing North Korea and promoting calm in South Sudan.At the same time, he noted that the U.S. and China, along with other Asian nations, routinely disagree on human rights.