Brownlee urges China to act like a 'big' country in South China Sea

Pattrick Smellie
Mon, 28 Sep 2015

By Pattrick Smellie Sept. 28 (BusinessDesk) - Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has used an address to China's National Defense University in Beijing to urge the North Asian giant to behave like a "big country" in the South China Sea, where its creation of islands to compete for maritime territory is causing tension with other regional powers and the United States. "All big countries are made bigger, in every sense of the word, by recognising their strengths and confidently sharing and defusing concerns of smaller countries," he said in a s...

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