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Think tank: South China Sea tensions may escalate Written by Mario J. Mallari Thursday, 26 July 2012 00:00

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Think tank: South China Sea tensions may escalate


Tensions over competing claims in the South China Sea could escalate into conflict, with an arms build-up among rival nations raising the temperature, an international think tank warned yesterday.

Prospects of solving the disputes “seem to be diminishing” after a recent failure by the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) grouping to hammer out a “code of conduct” that would govern actions in the sea, the International Crisis Group (ICG) said.

“Without a consensus on a resolution mechanism, tensions in the South China Sea can easily spill over into armed conflict,” warned Paul Quinn-Judge, the ICG’s program director for Asia.

“As long as Asean fails to produce a cohesive South China Sea policy, a binding set of rules on the handling of disputed claims cannot be enforced.”.... MORE

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URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/index.php/headlines/item/2042-think-tank-south-china-sea-tensions-may-escalate

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