China and Asean leaders began negotiations to settle differences on the South China Sea almost two decades ago. Photo: AP China and Asean leaders began negotiations to settle differences on the South China Sea almost two decades ago. Photo: AP
China and Asean leaders began negotiations to settle differences on the South China Sea almost two decades ago. Photo: AP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Opinion: Asean powers continue to arm-wrestle over China’s nine-dash line and its potential abundance of resources, including the seaweed

Resources greater than those held in US shale deposits will be accessible a decade from now in the South China Seabed, according to some estimates. Collaboration between the economies circling would be economically transformative and cool the ongoing militaristic ardour

China and Asean leaders began negotiations to settle differences on the South China Sea almost two decades ago. Photo: AP China and Asean leaders began negotiations to settle differences on the South China Sea almost two decades ago. Photo: AP
China and Asean leaders began negotiations to settle differences on the South China Sea almost two decades ago. Photo: AP
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.