Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, talks to Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, center, and Philippines Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations–China Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Vientiane, Laos, on Monday. Photo: AP

China and Asean agree to exercise self-restraint in South China Sea, hours after Beijing dodges direct criticism

Association of Southeast Asian Nations had been split on their response to the international court ruling

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, left, talks to Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan, center, and Philippines Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations–China Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Vientiane, Laos, on Monday. Photo: AP
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