Published on Sep 22, 2012 by Luke Hunt
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Chinese meddling in the affairs of Southeast Asian states is a debate which will only grow louder and stronger. Many would argue the Chinese are thin-skinned about such accusations and are quick to shout down any suggestion of their unwanted interference in a neighbor’s business.
If Beijing was serious about sovereign respect, however, it would play by international norms. This certainly is not the case in Yunnan where a group of thugs are currently on trial for the murder of 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River last year.