From left to right: South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, China's Premier Li Keqiang and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Vientiane, Laos. Photo: Associated Press

China and Asean bloc make progress on maritime disputes

China and leaders from the Southeast Asian bloc are working ‘substantively’ towards early adoption of code of conduct for South China Sea

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From left to right: South Korean President Park Geun-hye, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Laotian Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith, China's Premier Li Keqiang and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Vientiane, Laos. Photo: Associated Press
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong

Catherine Wong is a reporter with the South China Morning Post in Beijing, where she focuses on China’s diplomacy and defence policy.