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ASEAN SUMMIT: COMMENTARY

Asean buys time for unity in face of larger states' dominance

By agreeing not to mention the international court ruling in South China Sea statements, the bloc was able to cobble deals with China on code of conduct
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 05:50

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The 10 Asean states avoided mention of an international ruling over the South China Sea in official statements after its dialogue with China here on Wednesday. For now, that might be a good thing, because the Asean bloc and China managed to advance on two other means to dial down the tension.

Vientiane, Laos

THE 10 Asean states avoided mention of an international ruling over the South China Sea in official statements after its dialogue with China here on Wednesday. For now, that might be a good thing, because the Asean bloc and China managed to advance on two other means to

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