A protester wearing a mask of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pretends to sleep under a mosquito net to symbolise his inaction on the disputed South China Sea issues as they hold a rally outside the Chinese consulate in Metro Manila, Philippines, on May 7. Photo: AP A protester wearing a mask of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pretends to sleep under a mosquito net to symbolise his inaction on the disputed South China Sea issues as they hold a rally outside the Chinese consulate in Metro Manila, Philippines, on May 7. Photo: AP
A protester wearing a mask of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pretends to sleep under a mosquito net to symbolise his inaction on the disputed South China Sea issues as they hold a rally outside the Chinese consulate in Metro Manila, Philippines, on May 7. Photo: AP
Wu Shicun
Opinion

Opinion

Wu Shicun

How China and Asean can build the foundations for South China Sea cooperation

  • The overlapping claims on territory and resource control are complex and defy easy solutions, but there are areas of clear common interests
  • Joining hands on tourism development, environmental management and humanitarian relief will not only bring benefits, but also help claimant states develop ways to work together

A protester wearing a mask of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pretends to sleep under a mosquito net to symbolise his inaction on the disputed South China Sea issues as they hold a rally outside the Chinese consulate in Metro Manila, Philippines, on May 7. Photo: AP A protester wearing a mask of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pretends to sleep under a mosquito net to symbolise his inaction on the disputed South China Sea issues as they hold a rally outside the Chinese consulate in Metro Manila, Philippines, on May 7. Photo: AP
A protester wearing a mask of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pretends to sleep under a mosquito net to symbolise his inaction on the disputed South China Sea issues as they hold a rally outside the Chinese consulate in Metro Manila, Philippines, on May 7. Photo: AP
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Wu Shicun

Wu Shicun

Wu Shicun is president of China’s National Institute for South China Sea Studies and chairman of the board of directors of the China-Southeast Asia Research Centre on the South China Sea.