A US plane is seen approaching the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan during a drill in the South China Sea in July. Photo: Handout via EPA-EFE A US plane is seen approaching the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan during a drill in the South China Sea in July. Photo: Handout via EPA-EFE
A US plane is seen approaching the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan during a drill in the South China Sea in July. Photo: Handout via EPA-EFE
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Calm diplomacy best in disputed waters

  • Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, in the midst of negotiations with Beijing over a code of conduct for the South China Sea, would be best advised to ignore US overtures

A US plane is seen approaching the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan during a drill in the South China Sea in July. Photo: Handout via EPA-EFE A US plane is seen approaching the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan during a drill in the South China Sea in July. Photo: Handout via EPA-EFE
A US plane is seen approaching the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan during a drill in the South China Sea in July. Photo: Handout via EPA-EFE
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