Two MH-60R Sea Hawks at a drill in the South China Sea on July 6, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Handout
Two MH-60R Sea Hawks at a drill in the South China Sea on July 6, 2020. Photo: EPA-EFE/Handout
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
Opinion

Opinion

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III

Will China revisit South China Sea policy as Washington reaches out to Asean?

  • The US has acknowledged the 2016 tribunal ruling as it boosts its efforts to counter China’s attempts to consolidate its hold over the disputed waters
  • While Beijing is likely to dismiss Washington’s latest statement, it must reflect on why the US’ overtures are increasingly getting an audience within Asean

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