Film star Jackie Chan. Photo: Reuters

Jackie Chan cancels Vietnam charity visit after South China Sea backlash

  • Chan is accused of supporting Beijing’s so-called nine-dash line, which is its historical justification for its territorial claims in the resource-rich sea
  • Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Brunei all have competing claims in the waterway that overlap with China’s
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Film star Jackie Chan. Photo: Reuters
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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

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
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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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