A reef in the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP

How will Malaysia and China’s maritime consultation mechanism affect the South China Sea dispute?

  • The recently announced bilateral mechanism has given rise to questions over the disputed waterway, where both countries have overlapping claims
  • A recent Malaysian foreign policy update has proposed turning the South China Sea into a region of peace, friendship and trade
Topic |   South China Sea

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A reef in the disputed Spratly islands in the South China Sea. Photo: AFP
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