ASEAN Chief Worries Beijing Raising Stakes in South China Sea -- Voice of America
South-East Asia's leading diplomat is joining those worried China is dangerously raising tensions over the disputed South China Sea.
ASEAN Secretary General Surin Pitsuwan says Beijing's plan to possibly board and search foreign ships is alarming.
“Certainly it has raised a lot of concern and anxiety and I think it is creating a bit of a general sense that the situation is becoming more tense.''
Surin has been urging all parties to agree to a code of conduct for an area considered by many to be a potential military flashpoint.
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