ASEAN Summit Members Agree On ‘Asia Code For Sea Peace’

The Chinese navy conducts drills in the South China Sea

A code of conduct aimed at avoiding mishaps in the contested South China Sea is likely to sidestep concerns that are offensive to the chief claimant, Beijing, analysts forecast. China and 10 Southeast Asian Nations agreed at summits in Manila this month to start negotiations on a code of conduct for the resource-rich sea, where sovereignty…