Big Summits, Old Problems

Asean flags fly beside the Mekong River. Should Australia's be among them?

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Outgoing Chinese Premier Wei Jiabao returned to Beijing this week office after disappointing ASEAN and East Asia summits that failed to live-up to years of diplomatic posturing and positioning, designed to protect his country’s territorial ambitions in the South China Sea.

The pro-Beijing lobby will no doubt praise his efforts in Cambodia where China successfully thwarted attempts by Southeast Asian countries to unite on the South China Sea issue.

Read more in The Diplomat.

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