Skip to Content

China and Southeast Asia nations vow to conclude a nonaggression pact faster as sea crises escalate

Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Diplomats from Chinese and a Southeast Asian group of nations have renewed a pledge to finalize a nonaggression pact for the South China Sea in three years. That’s according to two regional diplomats who spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday. They said the pledge came during a meeting last week in Beijing, where representatives of the region expressed alarm over recent confrontations in the disputed waters. The Philippines has protested what it says are increasingly dangerous and provocative maneuvers by China’s coast guard and navy ships in recent months.

Article Topic Follows: AP-National

Jump to comments ↓

Associated Press


KVIA ABC 7 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content