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U.S., Australia, Japan Call for Legally Binding South China Sea Code

At the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting this weekend, Australia and Japan joined the United States in calling for a legally binding “code of conduct” for the South China Sea. More to the point, they want an internationally-recognized legal barrier to China’s conduct in the region.

China Recruits Gambia, Laos to Support South China Sea Claims

China is looking far and wide for allies in support of its invasion and colonization of South China Sea territories belonging to other nations. Last week, it received its first statement of support from the African nation of Gambia, and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi is now claiming that Laos and Brunei also support China’s claims.

CAMBODIA, Phnom Penh : This handout photo taken and released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) on July 2, 2015 shows former Khmer Rouge head of state Khieu Samphan sitting in the courtroom at the ECCC in Phnom Penh. Two former Khmer Rouge leaders July 2 began appeal hearings against their landmark convictions for crimes against humanity last year which saw them handed life sentences by Cambodia's UN-backed court. AFP PHOTO / ECCC / MARK PETERS ----EDITORS NOTE---- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / MARK PETERS / ECCC" NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Khieu Samphan: ‘I Have Never Wanted Anything Other Than Social Justice’

“What I want to say today and what I want my countrymen to hear is that as an intellectual I have never wanted anything other than social justice for my country,” 84-year-old Khieu Samphan told a courtroom on Wednesday. “I shall shout loudly that I never wanted to agree to any policy that is against the Cambodian people.”

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Ambassador: US Handed Cambodia to ‘Butcher’ 40 Years Ago

Twelve helicopters, bristling with guns and U.S. Marines, breached the morning horizon and began a daring descent toward Cambodia’s besieged capital. The Americans were rushing in to save them, residents watching the aerial armada believed. But at the U.S. Embassy, in a bleeding city about to die, the ambassador wept.