ASEAN summit goes soft on China over sea dispute

Sep 8, 2016

ASEAN summit goes soft on China over sea dispute

A summit of Southeast Asian countries and world powers is expected to let China off with a muted reprimand over its expansionist activities in the disputed South China Sea, according to a draft of their joint statement to be released Thursday. The mild language ...

Sep 5, 2016

ASEAN summit may bow to Chinese pressure on South China Sea

Southeast Asian leaders are likely to avoid any official mention at a summit this week of an arbitration ruling that shot down China’s expansive territorial claims in the South China Sea, according to a draft of their final declaration, in a victory for Beijing’s ...