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China tells Singapore it supports ASEAN approach to Myanmar crisis

Foreign ministers' talks kick off string of visits, with Malaysia and others to follow

Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, left, meets with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in Fujian, China, on March 31. (Photo courtesy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Singapore)

SINGAPORE -- China is the focus of a flurry of diplomacy this week, as foreign ministers from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and South Korea make successive visits against the backdrop of a Myanmar crisis and rising Sino-American tensions.

Singaporean Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan on Wednesday met with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in the southern province of Fujian, where many ethnic Chinese living in Southeast Asia trace their roots.

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