MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Leaders of Southeast Asian countries and China agreed Monday to begin negotiations on a "code of conduct" aimed at controlling aggressive actions in the disputed South China Sea, a step they described as a milestone, but some experts said was unlikely to ensure compliance.
MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian nations will not take a relative calm in the dispute over the South China Sea for granted, according to a draft of a statement to be issued during a summit meeting in Manila on Monday.
Southeast Asian leaders are to announce the start of negotiations with China on a so-called "code of conduct" in the disputed South China Sea in what they regard as a … Click to Continue »
MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines is hopeful that a code of conduct for Southeast Asian nations and China over the disputed South China Sea will be completed by the middle of this year, its foreign minister said on Wednesday.
MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino on Friday urged Southeast Asian neighbors to put pressure on China to agree on a binding code of conduct to ease tension in South China Sea following Chinese test flights to an ...