Protesters rally on June 18, 2019 to condemn an incident that involved a Chinese fishing vessel hitting a Filipino fishing boat. Photo: AP Protesters rally on June 18, 2019 to condemn an incident that involved a Chinese fishing vessel hitting a Filipino fishing boat. Photo: AP
Protesters rally on June 18, 2019 to condemn an incident that involved a Chinese fishing vessel hitting a Filipino fishing boat. Photo: AP

Beijing’s South China Sea talks with Asean are worse off than it’s letting on, experts say

  • China is confident it will be able to wrap up talks for a code of conduct in the disputed waters, even as the coronavirus has delayed negotiations
  • But with recent stand-offs and Southeast Asian states ramping up their claims, an amicable resolution looks farther away than before, analysts say

Topic |   Asean
Protesters rally on June 18, 2019 to condemn an incident that involved a Chinese fishing vessel hitting a Filipino fishing boat. Photo: AP Protesters rally on June 18, 2019 to condemn an incident that involved a Chinese fishing vessel hitting a Filipino fishing boat. Photo: AP
Protesters rally on June 18, 2019 to condemn an incident that involved a Chinese fishing vessel hitting a Filipino fishing boat. Photo: AP
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