Widodo inspects troops in the Natunas. Photo: AP

Are Indonesia, Vietnam and Malaysia about to get tough on Beijing’s South China Sea claims?

  • When Indonesia sent warships to the Natunas this week, it became the latest Southeast Asian nation to stand up to China’s maritime assertiveness
  • Vietnam and Malaysia are likely allies in the cause, but Chinese patronage means other countries will be less inclined to make waves
Topic |   South China Sea
Widodo inspects troops in the Natunas. Photo: AP
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