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Entering a diamond decade

2015-01-10 10:07:47       source:Asia One

January 9, 2015

"Fresh in the minds of many is the maritime spat between China and its South-East Asian neighbours last year, each laying overlapping claims on the resource-rich South China Sea.

But setting the disputes aside, ASEAN will mark 2015 as the Year of ASEAN-China Maritime Co-operation.

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences researcher Xu Liping, who specialises in South-East Asian politics, summed up the maritime conflicts as "a high fever that does not recede", but noted that the overall situation was still stable despite the rivalry."

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