China tensions dominate summit
Issue overshadows ASEAN conference.
China maritime tensions dominate Southeast Asia summit
BY MANUEL MOGATO AND PRAVEEN MENON
(Reuters) – Southeast Asian leaders edged closer to open criticism of China’s land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea at a regional summit on Monday, as the Philippines drew the ire of Beijing which called its objections to the work “unreasonable”.
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Kuala Lumpur, which was supposed to showcase the 10-member bloc’s progress towards economic integration, was overshadowed by the long-running maritime territorial dispute.
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