New Summit Old Problem

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — When the Indonesian delegation flew into Phnom Penh for the ASEAN and East Asian Summits late last week President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono was hoping that there would be no repeat of the diplomatic events that marred a similar meeting of regional foreign ministers in July.

Back then a split emerged in the 10-member trading bloc over how best to deal with China and the growing tensions over conflicting territorial claims in the South China Sea.

Read more in The Diplomat.

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