Southeast Asian nations feud over China sea claims

Southeast Asian nations were battling today to find a compromise on how to deal with Chinese expansionism in the South China Sea, with Cambodia lobbying hard for Beijing, diplomats said.Foreign ministers from the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) failed to release a joint statement as scheduled on Saturday evening, and tense follow- up negotiations the next morning could still not end the stand-off, two diplomats involved in the talks told AFP.China claims nearly all of the South China Sea, including waters approaching the coasts of ASEAN members Vietnam, the Philippines
Source: DH