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SYDNEY, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Imminent meetings of Asian security forums in Bali will be a 'critical test' of the region's ability to manage tensions in the South China Sea, according to a Lowy Institute strategic analyst. Rory Medcalf, the Director of the Institute's International Security Program, warned that a failure by foreign ministers to discuss openly the region's maritime security problems would marginalise the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF).
SYDNEY, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Risks are growing that maritime incidents involving China could lead to war: this is a stark conclusion of a major new report from Australian think tank the Lowy Institute. The report warns that risk-taking behaviour by Chinese naval and auxiliary forces, combined with Asia's lack of 'confidence-building measures', adds up to real possibilities of diplomatic crisis and armed confrontation drawing in the United States and other powers.
SYDNEY, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Of five countries, the United States is seen by the Chinese public as posing the greatest threat to China's security.
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