Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is expected to argue that international law would stabilise a region strained by rival claims in the South China Sea when she speaks ahead of a special meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in Sydney. Photo: Reuters

Australia to stress international law in handling South China Sea disputes

Rules ‘designed to regulate behaviour and rivalries’, ensure fair competition, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop expected to say in speech to Asean members

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Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is expected to argue that international law would stabilise a region strained by rival claims in the South China Sea when she speaks ahead of a special meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in Sydney. Photo: Reuters
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