A China Coast Guard ship is seen near a ship of the Vietnam Marine Guard in the South China Sea. File photo: Reuters A China Coast Guard ship is seen near a ship of the Vietnam Marine Guard in the South China Sea. File photo: Reuters
A China Coast Guard ship is seen near a ship of the Vietnam Marine Guard in the South China Sea. File photo: Reuters
South China Sea

Is Southeast Asia waking up to the need for unity in South China Sea?

  • Internal conflicts among Southeast Asian countries that are party to the dispute weaken the negotiations with Beijing, analysts say
  • But recent agreements to cooperate on oil exploration and maritime security in the vast sea suggest that Asean neighbours can resolve their differences

Topic |   South China Sea
A China Coast Guard ship is seen near a ship of the Vietnam Marine Guard in the South China Sea. File photo: Reuters A China Coast Guard ship is seen near a ship of the Vietnam Marine Guard in the South China Sea. File photo: Reuters
A China Coast Guard ship is seen near a ship of the Vietnam Marine Guard in the South China Sea. File photo: Reuters
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