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Obama warns China against 'coercion' at sea

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US President Barack Obama warned China on Thursday against using force or intimidation in its tense maritime disputes with its neighbors and urged a peaceful resolution. 

A Chinese maritime surveillance ship sails near a group of disputed islands in the East China Sea, October 25, 2012. US President Barack Obama warned China against using force or intimidation in its tense maritime disputes with its neighbors and urged a peaceful resolution.

Obama, meeting Chinese officials who were in Washington for wide-ranging talks, "urged China to manage its maritime disputes with its neighbors peacefully, without the use of intimidation or coercion," a White House statement said.

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