Obama seeks greater U.S. role, clout in East Asia
Published 11/17/2011, AP White House Correspondent
Deepening ties with Asia, President Barack Obama will appeal Friday to nations large and small for help with the America's security agenda, anxious to build some regional political balance to the rising might of China. He will try to prod for some progress over the hotly contested South China Sea, one of the most vital shipping channels in the world.Word count: 826
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