As US-China tussle, Asean frets

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations again expressed ‘grave concern’ over militarization of the maritime area, but it is split over how best to avoid conflict

Manila, February 23, 2017 2:28 PM (UTC+8)
A US Navy F/A-18 launches from the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier in this undated handout picture released November 1, 2014. The US deployed the carrier this week to the South China Sea amid rising tensions with China. Photo: Reuters / US Navy handout
A US Navy F/A-18 launches from the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier in this undated handout picture released November 1, 2014. The US deployed the carrier this week to the South China Sea amid rising tensions with China. Photo: Reuters / US Navy handout
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