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The ASEAN Summits and the South China Sea - The Diplomat

From August 2-8, ASEAN leaders and their dialogue partners, including rivals China and the United States, will have a series of key security meetings in the Philippines. Casting a shadow upon these meetings and haunting the corridors will be recent ...and more »

China produces gas from "flammable ice" under South China Sea - Reuters

SHANGHAI, July 29 (Reuters) - China has successfully produced natural gas from methane hydrate, also known as “flammable ice”, in an experimental project in the South China Sea, the land and resources ministry said on Saturday. A drilling platform ...and more »

A More Muscular Britain in the South China Sea? - The Diplomat

Late last week, a series of remarks by British officials about the country's future actions in the South China Sea quickly reverberated across the world, prompting headlines that suggested a more muscular role by the Britain in the disputed waters ...and more »

US, China top diplomats to visit Manila for ASEAN meetings - CNN Philippines

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 31) — Foreign ministers (FMs) of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and several other countries descend on Manila this weekend for a series of meetings to tackle regional issues as the bloc marks its ...and more »

ASEAN, China ministers to endorse South China Sea code of conduct framework in Manila meet - GMA News

Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China will endorse this week a crucial framework document that will initiate and shape formal negotiations for a regional code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea, the ...and more »

Framework for S.China Sea code of conduct to be endorsed in ASEAN-China meet - ABS-CBN News

MANILA - Foreign ministers of Southeast Asian nations and China are expected to endorse the framework of the code of conduct in the South China Sea when they meet later this week, the Department of Foreign Affairs said Monday. READ: China, ASEAN ...and more »

Driving Force Behind China's Island Building in South China Sea is Xi Himself - Sputnik International

President Xi Jinping is himself is driving China's controversial island-building and other practices in the disputed South China Sea, according to a Communist Party publication. "[President Xi] personally steered a series of measures to expand [China's ...and more »

Testing time for Asean - The Star Online

The South China Sea is experiencing what the Straits of Malacca did – overcrowding by big external powers, making the case yet again for stronger Asean representation. THE Straits of Malacca was once a narrow, shallow and crowded waterway with ...and more »

China Woos ASEAN to Resolve Disputed Sea Without Outsiders - The Maritime Executive

The Chinese government has called on Southeast Asian countries to prevent non-Asian countries from intervening in the resolution of territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi was in Manila last week to discuss the ...and more »

South China Sea deal stuck on mere outline - Philippine Star

To avert unwanted skirmishes ASEAN and China need a Code of Conduct in the disputed South China Sea. At the same time Manila must make Beijing comply with the UN ruling on their maritime row. The issues are joined. As chairman of ASEAN's 50th year ...and more »