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Outsiders told not to use Asean as 'proxy' for rivalry

Mr Lorenzana told delegates at a conference in Singapore that outside powers should not pursue their competition in the region.


THE Philippines told countries outside South-east Asia on Monday not to use the region as "a proxy for their rivalry" as it wanted to preserve unity and establish a mechanism to resolve disputes in the South China Sea.

The Philippines is chairman of the 10-member

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