Vice-Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin (sixth from left) and other officials join hands during the 11th Asean-China Senior Officials’ Meeting on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, in Singapore last Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua

Awkward contortions as China moves to shore up its position on South China Sea

Zuraidah Ibrahim says last week’s statement from Beijing and three Asean members on resolving territorial claims in the region will have done little to mollify other parties

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Vice-Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin (sixth from left) and other officials join hands during the 11th Asean-China Senior Officials’ Meeting on the Implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, in Singapore last Wednesday. Photo: Xinhua
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