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Assessing the ASEAN-China Framework for the Code of Conduct for the South China Sea

Despite its shortcomings, ASEAN and China’s endorsement of the framework is a step forward in the two-decade long conflict management process for the South China Sea. Going forward, the framework will form the basis of negotiations between ASEAN and China on the COC. However, if past is prologue, this process is likely to be protracted and frustrating, especially for those Southeast Asian countries who are keen to have a legally binding, comprehensive and effective COC in place as quickly as possible. Continue reading

ASEAN’S Long March to a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea

If the past is prologue, China’s disregard for the Award and its continual militarization of its features in the South China Sea means that ASEAN’s Long March for a COC will remain a protracted one. Continue reading

Full Text of Joint Communiqué of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Compiled by Hue Viet 7 August 2017 The Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met on Saturday, 5 August 2017 at the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) in Manila, Philippines, under the theme “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World”. The release of their joint communiqué, however, was reported delayed until … Continue reading

Consider Dedicated South China Sea Commission to Settle Disputes

Author: Donald R. Rothwell The Straits Times, 28 June 2017 The following is an excerpt of the article:  “The stalemate since the July 2016 Arbitral Award suggests the time is ripe for innovative diplomatic solutions. Could a dedicated South China Sea Commission be the answer? A 15-member commission with a mandate to facilitate mediation, conciliation and … Continue reading

Chairman’s Statement of the 30th ASEAN Summit

The following is an excerpt from Chairman’s Statement of the 30th ASEAN Summit in Manila on 29 April 2017 that focuses on the South China Sea issues: South China Sea 120. We reaffirmed the importance of maintaining peace, stability, security and freedom of navigation and over-flight in and above the South China Sea. We welcomed … Continue reading

Draft ASEAN-China Codes of Conduct (2000): Text and Analysis

Source: Thayer Consultancy 26 April 2017 On 15th March 2000, senior officials from China and ASEAN met in Thailand to discuss for the first time their respective draft codes of conduct for the South China Sea. ASEAN tabled a seven point code, while China put forth a document containing twelve points. The following is the … Continue reading

In the Wake of Arbitration – Papers from the Sixth Annual CSIS South China Sea Conference

Papers from the Sixth Annual CSIS South China Sea Conference Editors: Murray Hiebert, Gregory B. Poling, Conor Cronin January 25, 2017 The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted its sixth annual South China Sea conference in July 2016. The conference provided four panels of highly respected experts from 10 countries with a first … Continue reading

Key Issues and Dilemmas for Brunei and Malaysia in the South China Sea Dispute

Author: Elina Noor & Thomas Daniel NASSP Issue Brief Series Issue 1, No. 2.1 (2016) Overview and focus In the wake of the tribunal constituted under Annex VII to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the South China Sea dispute, there has been an increased – and some would argue … Continue reading

Joint Statement of the 19th ASEAN-China Summit To Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations

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The 19th ASEAN-China Summit: Chairman’s Statement on the South China Sea, September 2016

The 19th ASEAN-China Summit to Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations was held on 7 September 2016 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The Summit was chaired by H.E. Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of the Lao DPR. The Summit was attended by all Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast … Continue reading

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