South China Sea

Participants in the Asean Foreign Ministers Meeting attempt to form a united front in Vientiane, Laos. Photo: Xinhua

Asean split on joint response to South China Sea row

Foreign Minister Wang Yi embarked on a flurry of bilateral talks with Southeast Asian nations in Vientiane on Sunday, as his Asean counterparts failed to make a collective stand on maritime ­disputes in the South China Sea.