Chinese warships and fighter jets take part in a military display in the South China Sea last year. Sabre-rattling has complicated the territorial disputes. Photo: Reuters

Asean members up the ante on South China Sea amid code of conduct talks

  • Southeast Asian nations may also be seeking to coordinate their efforts as deadline for agreement with Beijing approaches in 2021
  • Malaysian foreign minister on Friday called China’s extensive claims to disputed waterway ‘ridiculous’
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Chinese warships and fighter jets take part in a military display in the South China Sea last year. Sabre-rattling has complicated the territorial disputes. 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.