Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Mark J. Valencia
Opinion

Opinion

Mark J. Valencia

South China Sea: can China-Asean code of conduct talks secure a new international maritime order?

  • China hopes to forge a new model of ocean governance that integrates existing and evolving norms, but that will be easier said than done
  • Sticking points include geographic scope, dispute settlement, whether the code will have the force of law and whether outside powers can accede to it

Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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