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  1. News - China - ASEAN

    Asean, China to meet on maritime code of conduct

    Posted Apr 11th 2013, 09:06pm by AFP

    ... Foreign ministers from Asean and China will hold a special meeting to hasten progress on a code of conduct in the disputed South China Sea, Indonesia’s foreign minister said on Thursday. ... a disconnect blamed for hindering progress on a code. Although no date has been set, Natalegawa said the planned meeting underscored the importance of making “progress on the code of conduct ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    South China Sea code of conduct between Asean and China in peril

    Posted Jan 29th 2013, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... of Southeast Asian Nations, further imperiling already delayed talks over a once-vaunted code of conduct, according to insiders. The code is supposed to be binding, building on the historic declaration ... and the Philippines, are keen but other members are less so. And it is Beijing that is most wary of all. For all the talk just two years ago that the code could be completed by 2012 - the 10th anniversary ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Code of conduct for South China Sea can defuse time bomb

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 12:00am by ANDREW LEUNG

    ... Andrew Leung Andrew Leung says a code of conduct to avoid hostilities will help region refocus on growth Separate territorial disputes from maritime safety, for the good of all ... maritime conduct. The disputes can be put aside to be dealt with later while genuine efforts are made to reach an internationally binding code of conduct. This can be aimed exclusively ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Asean summit unlikely to seal code of conduct with China

    Posted Nov 18th 2012, 12:00am by Greg Torode

    ... Regional summit this week unlikely to agree on code of conduct to reduce maritime tensions, and that will play into Beijing's hands This week's gathering of regional leaders ... Diplomats and analysts say a sense of drift has settled over efforts to forge a legally binding code of conduct between Asean nations and China to reduce tensions over the sea - and that suits ...

  5. We need ocean code of conduct, Yudhoyono says

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Greg Torode in Nusa Dua greg.torode@scmp.com Indonesian President Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono yesterday demanded urgent action to create a binding code of conduct to govern behaviour ... supposed to explore a range of co-operative efforts to help forge peace, as well as working towards a legally binding code of conduct. 'We need to finalise those long overdue guidelines ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Asean's once united purpose appears adrift on South China Sea

    Posted Nov 23rd 2012, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... setting to give greater urgency to the framework's objective of establishing a code of conduct for rival nations. Equally, China's long-established position could be taken: that freedom of navigation is assured and territorial disputes are a bilateral matter. Whichever is followed, though, it is clear that the persistent delays over formulating a code of conduct are poisoning ...

  7. News - China

    Philippines urges China to discuss code on South China Sea

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... of Southeast Asian Nations in July agreed on a code of conduct for operating in the waters. China, undergoing a once-in-a-decade leadership transition, said at the time it would start talks with Asean ... resisted calls to quickly reach a deal on a code of conduct, preferring instead to push for joint development of resources to ease tensions. Vietnam and the Philippines reject China's map ...

  8. News - China

    Positives and negatives affect South China Sea dispute

    Posted Jan 06th 2014, 03:59am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... out a code of conduct with China. However, that could change mid-year when a UN tribunal begins to process a complaint filed by the Philippines over the legality of China's claim to most of the sea. At least four meetings have been scheduled early this year between China and member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to negotiate a code of conduct. A more ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Planned joint maritime security exercise shows Asean can lead

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 06:35pm by MARK VALENCIA

    ... the details of a code of conduct in the South China Sea. In the bigger picture, members are trying to avoid being split by the US-China contest for their "hearts and minds" and to maintain ... their geostrategic interests. In the statement announcing the initiative, Asean defence chiefs also recognised that "the early conclusion of a code of conduct in the South China Sea is crucial ...

  10. News - Asia - ASEAN

    Kerry presses China, Southeast Asia to ease sea tensions

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 05:32pm by Reuters

    ... on a substantive code of conduct in order to help ensure stability in this vital region.” China said in a joint statement with the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on Sunday that it agreed to hold “official consultations” on a proposed Code of Conduct (CoC) governing naval actions at a meeting with Asean senior officials in China in September. Thailand’s foreign minister ...




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