Tensions have been growing between China and Vietnam in the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters
Tensions have been growing between China and Vietnam in the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters

South China Sea likely to be high on Asean agenda when Vietnam takes the chair

  • Next year’s leading role in regional body may see Hanoi push for unified approach from member countries
  • Vietnamese deputy foreign minister signals legal action could be on the table to resolve contested claims with Beijing

Tensions have been growing between China and Vietnam in the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters
Tensions have been growing between China and Vietnam in the South China Sea. Photo: Reuters
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