Asia Pacific Regional Developments

Title:

Wang Yi tells ASEAN to reject 'non-regional forces' in South China Sea

Author:

Cliff Venzon

Source:

Nikkei Asian Review

Date:

 July 25, 2017

Description:

Foreign Minister Wang Yi of China on Tuesday called on Southeast Asian nations to reject unnamed "non-regional forces" that he said are out to create trouble over territorial disputes in the South China Sea. Speaking in the Philippine capital, Wang said the situation in the contested waters is "trending towards stability" with improving China-Philippines ties playing a key part in this.

Tags: South China Sea, Wang Yi, ASEAN-China Relations, Code of Conduct, Alan Peter Cayetano