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South China Sea guidelines agreed

  • Abdul Khalik and Desy Nurhayati

    The Jakarta Post

Nusa Dua, Bali | Thu, July 21 2011 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM 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...