Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, China's Premier Li Keqiang, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc link hands to pose for a group photo during the 22nd Asean – China Summit in Bangkok. Photo: EPA

Beijing pledges ‘long term peace’ in South China Sea where its Asean neighbours also stake claims

  • China’s sweeping claims over the disputed sea have been rejected by several members of Asean
  • Asean countries have pushed for a legally binding South China Sea code of conduct
Topic |   South China Sea

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Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, China's Premier Li Keqiang, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha and Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc link hands to pose for a group photo during the 22nd Asean – China Summit in Bangkok. Photo: EPA
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.