A Philippine protester, wearing a boat-shaped hat, demonstrates against China’s military moves in the South China Sea. Photo: AP
Collin Koh
Opinion

Opinion

Collin Koh

Don’t expect Beijing’s South China Sea ‘breakthrough’ to weaken US ties with Asean nations

While Chinese state media hailed a new code of a conduct in the disputed waters as a ‘rebuke for foreign meddling’, Southeast Asian states are likely to be keen to maintain long-standing ties to Washington, Collin Koh writes

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A Philippine protester, wearing a boat-shaped hat, demonstrates against China’s military moves in the South China Sea. Photo: AP
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