FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Indonesia is upping the diplomatic ante: by putting the Code of Conduct for dispute resolution in the South China Seas back on the agenda at the United Nations in New York, the country’s leaders have raised the pressure on their regional neighbors while hoping to head off any further embarrassment at the next meeting of ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Beijing’s claims to nearly all of the South China Sea are now embossed in new Chinese passports and official maps. Chinese leaders and foreign ministry spokespersons insist with increasing truculence that […]
Renowned Malaysian journalist Leslie Lopez has witnessed dramatic events while covering Southeast Asia and his country since he began work as a reporter in the mid-1980s. That has included stints with Reuters, The Asian Wall […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — It passed with barely a word. A two-day meet in Bali this week was supposed to improve relations between China and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations […]