A man prepares to anchor his fishing boat near the mouth of the South China Sea. Many Asean members consider fishing and other activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea 'violations' of the declaration of code of conduct, but all are guilty of one or more breaches. Photo: AFP A man prepares to anchor his fishing boat near the mouth of the South China Sea. Many Asean members consider fishing and other activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea 'violations' of the declaration of code of conduct, but all are guilty of one or more breaches. Photo: AFP
A man prepares to anchor his fishing boat near the mouth of the South China Sea. Many Asean members consider fishing and other activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea 'violations' of the declaration of code of conduct, but all are guilty of one or more breaches. Photo: AFP

Little hope for a code of conduct in South China Sea

Mark Valencia says both China and Asean continue to talk past each other

Topic |   South China Sea: Analysis
A man prepares to anchor his fishing boat near the mouth of the South China Sea. Many Asean members consider fishing and other activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea 'violations' of the declaration of code of conduct, but all are guilty of one or more breaches. Photo: AFP A man prepares to anchor his fishing boat near the mouth of the South China Sea. Many Asean members consider fishing and other activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea 'violations' of the declaration of code of conduct, but all are guilty of one or more breaches. Photo: AFP
A man prepares to anchor his fishing boat near the mouth of the South China Sea. Many Asean members consider fishing and other activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea 'violations' of the declaration of code of conduct, but all are guilty of one or more breaches. Photo: AFP
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