A Chinese naval exercise in the South China Sea. Photo: APA Chinese naval exercise in the South China Sea. Photo: AP
A Chinese naval exercise in the South China Sea. Photo: AP

Coronavirus grabs headlines, but South China Sea will be Asean’s focus

  • Leaders of the Southeast Asian bloc and China are to meet on Friday
  • Talks are likely to focus on recent clashes and code of conduct negotiations that have stalled over Beijing’s demand to restrict US activity in the waters
Topic |   South China Sea
A Chinese naval exercise in the South China Sea. Photo: APA Chinese naval exercise in the South China Sea. Photo: AP
A Chinese naval exercise in the South China Sea. Photo: AP
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