Clinton asked the Chinese side agreed to develop a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea
reported reporter Wang Xin of
[Global Network, according to Kyodo News, Japan, July 12, local time, on the 12th, the 19th ASEAN Regional Forum Foreign Ministers’ Meeting held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. According to diplomatic sources, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – the South China Sea issue, Clinton asked the Chinese side agreed to engage in legally binding “code of conduct consultations as soon as possible to avoid disputes.
reported that Hillary Clinton also said that the countries concerned need to comply with the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea. Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on this countered that China is based on international law and history and the origins of action.
Kyodo News commented, Vietnam and the Philippines in the South China Sea issue and contradictions. Hillary Clinton’s intention to speak is the “restrictions”.
The report also said the senior staff meeting on the 8th ASEAN and China began to develop codes of conduct to reach a consensus. However, in the 11th foreign ministers conference, “China change its attitude, do not agree to a formal agreement, which made the spread of intra-ASEAN disappointment.share: