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ASEAN: No Breakthrough on South China Sea Issue

With U.S. President Barack Obama absent, Chinese leaders have been able to bask in the spotlight at summits this week in Asia. That allowed them to highlight their stances on contentious issues, especially the territorial dispute involving the South China Sea. Obama had been expected at the summits in Brunei to push for a regional maritime code of conduct that could help avert armed clashes in the disputed waters. Click to enlarge ​​China lays claim to 80 percent of the South China Sea, ...

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