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

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