Malcolm Turnbull urges caution on South China Sea before Asean summit

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Prime minister says Australia committed to working with both China and the US to ease potential flashpoints

Malcolm Turnbull has said Australia supports the “continuation of harmony” in east Asia before talks with the Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe, ahead of the regional summit in Laos.

Asked whether he was concerned that rising tensions in the South China Sea could see Japan and China clash militarily, the prime minister said the relative harmony of the past 40 years in East Asia must be maintained.

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