Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) and former Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah agreed to South China Sea talks a year ago. Photo: Reuters Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) and former Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah agreed to South China Sea talks a year ago. Photo: Reuters
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) and former Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah agreed to South China Sea talks a year ago. Photo: Reuters

South China Sea: does one-on-one mean a one-sided deal for Malaysia?

  • The foreign ministers of the two countries agreed last year that they would pursue one-on-one talks to settle their differences over the contested waters
  • But insiders in Kuala Lumpur say the bilateral route sets a dangerous precedent

Topic |   South China Sea
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) and former Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah agreed to South China Sea talks a year ago. Photo: Reuters Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) and former Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah agreed to South China Sea talks a year ago. Photo: Reuters
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi (right) and former Malaysian foreign minister Saifuddin Abdullah agreed to South China Sea talks a year ago. Photo: Reuters
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