Vietnam pushes back against China

Posted: May 12, 2014 at 5:20 a.m.

Myanmar's President Thein Sein delivers opening statement of Association of Southeast Asian Nations leaders Summit in Naypyitaw, Myanmar, Sunday, May 11 2014. Concerns over China's aggressive behavior in the South China Sea were a key topic Sunday in the first regional summit hosted by Myanmar, which is hoping to demonstrate the progress it's made since emerging from a half-century of brutal military rule. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

NAYPYIDAW, Burma -- Vietnam and the Philippines pushed for stronger action to confront China's aggressive behavior in the South China Sea at a Southeast Asian summit Sunday that was hosted for the first time by Burma, a former pariah state now eager to show off its fragile democratic reforms.

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