Wishful thinking on Code of Conduct for South China Sea


Supalak Ganjanakhundee


The Straits Times


 February 11, 2017


Rhetoric has come full circle in the dispute over the South China Sea but can the Philippines, the current chairman of Asean and a claimant state, deliver a peaceful solution for the area? So far, there is little to see apart from wishful thinking from Manila as it pledges to conclude the Code of Conduct (CoC) for the South China Sea by the end of this year.