Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Photo: Reuters Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Photo: Reuters
Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Photo: Reuters

South China Sea

Asean can help avert South China Sea conflict amid ‘superpower rivalry’, Philippine defence minister says

  • The Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam have overlapping claims with China and all but Brunei have been involved in stand-offs this year with Chinese vessels
  • China says it has historical sovereignty over 90 per cent of the South China Sea. It does not recognise a 2016 international arbitral ruling that invalidated those claims

Topic |   South China Sea
Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Photo: Reuters Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Photo: Reuters
Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Photo: Reuters
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