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
Topic |   South China Sea

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