Kerry announces new security aid to SE Asia as US rivalry with China intensifies

  • by: MATTHEW LEE , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 16, 2013 - 9:13 PM

HANOI, Vietnam — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offered harsh words for China and new maritime security assistance for Southeast Asia on Monday to bolster countries facing growing Chinese assertiveness in a region where the two world powers are jockeying for influence.

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