Asean leaders link arms during the opening ceremony of the 30th Asean Summit in Manila on Saturday. Photo: Reuters

Asean’s response to Chinese militarisation in the South China Sea? Keep quiet and carry on

Huong Le Thu says the recent summit demonstrates yet again why sweeping contentious issues such as the South China Sea under the carpet will only doom the grouping to irrelevance

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Asean leaders link arms during the opening ceremony of the 30th Asean Summit in Manila on Saturday. Photo: Reuters
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Huong Le Thu

Huong Le Thu

Dr Huong Le Thu is currently a visiting fellow at the SDSC, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Australian National University. She is also an associate fellow of the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute in Singapore. Her research interests include Vietnam's relations with great powers, power perceptions and the Asean security community.