ASEAN leaders go soft on China - Tempo

While stressing the need to settle disputes peacefully, leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations opted to go soft on the South China Sea issue based on the final chairman's statement in the 30th ASEAN Summit. Unlike in the draft chairman's ...

A new factor in the South China Sea dispute? - The Manila Times

THE 30th Asean Summit ended last Saturday obviously—or most probably—with plenty of back-door pressure from China. Asean's technical and senior officials had to work on the summit's final official statement issued by President Rodrigo Duterte, ...