Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L) shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (R) before the opening ceremony of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, Philippines November 13, 2017. The Philippines is hosting the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings from 10 to 14 November. REUTERS/Mark Cristino/Pool

Asean’s ‘landmark’ South China Sea deal may not mean it will all be plain sailing in future

Both sides welcomed the new code of conduct agreed between the bloc and Beijing but doubts remain about how effective it will be

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (L) shakes hands with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (R) before the opening ceremony of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Manila, Philippines November 13, 2017. The Philippines is hosting the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and Related Meetings from 10 to 14 November. REUTERS/Mark Cristino/Pool
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