Silence in South China Sea: Why is Asean so afraid of Beijing?
Four claimants in the disputed South China Sea are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations: the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and Brunei Darussalam. Despite this, in its countless meetings year-round, Asean has issued nothing but vapid, hollow and repetitive statements on China’s continued expansionism and militarisation in the disputed area.
Feb 28. 2018