A Philippine national flag flutters aboard a vessel run aground on a disputed shoal that is part of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, in this 2014 photo. Photo: Reuters

A South China Sea code of conduct is still the holy grail of regional diplomacy – and just as likely to be discovered

Mark Valencia says the Asean and East Asia summits are likely to produce little movement towards a code of conduct, especially given recent contretemps in the South China Sea

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A Philippine national flag flutters aboard a vessel run aground on a disputed shoal that is part of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, in this 2014 photo. Photo: Reuters
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