South China Sea guidelines agreed
Abdul Khalik and Desy Nurhayati
The Jakarta Post
After nine years of negotiations, China and ASEAN agreed on Wednesday on a historic set of guidelines for cooperation on disputed areas in the South China Sea, a sign that both sides have moved toward easing tensions over various claims to energy-rich islands in the area.
The agreement was reached after senior officials from both sides met during the annual meetings of ASEAN, ahead of Thurs...