A Chinese H-6K bomber patrols the islands and reefs in the South China Sea. China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have agreed on a draft code of conduct that will lay the foundation for negotiations over the disputed South China Sea. Photo: Xinhua via AP

South China Sea progress between China and Asean will run into choppy waters with the US

Emanuele Scimia says despite the breakthrough on a code of conduct in the South China Sea between China and Asean, the US will not cede influence in the region easily

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A Chinese H-6K bomber patrols the islands and reefs in the South China Sea. China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have agreed on a draft code of conduct that will lay the foundation for negotiations over the disputed South China Sea. Photo: Xinhua via AP
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