By driving a wedge into the South China Sea, China is courting disaster the ASEAN way. Here’s a good op-ed piece from Singapore’s Kishore Mahbubani.
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SCMP says in its report “China, Philippines to set up negotiation mechanism to resolve South China Sea disputes” today that China and the Philippines have issued a statement after meeting of their presidents stating, “Both sides agree to continue discussions on confidence-building measures … and to exercise self-restraint in the conduct of activities in the South China Sea that would complicate or escalate disputes.” The statement does not mention the international court ruling in July on the disputes, which China rejects and the Philippines avoids mentioning. 298 more words
Manila’s Pyrrhic Victory: ASEAN in Disarray over the South China Sea
by Nicholas Khoo / October 6, 2016/ Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
Once celebrated as a model multilateral organization and an agent of positive regional change, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is in disarray. 562 more words
This South-China sea saga is really insane. It sparked a really strongly worded letter from our Singaporean ambassador to China.
But that brings up only one point: … 114 more words
Tensions between the United States and China are high. Disputes in the South China Sea, cyber-espionage, and the continuing U.S. pivot to Asia to counter the world’s second largest economy all loom large over the relationship between Washington and Beijing. 368 more words