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PacNet #35 – South China Sea Diplomacy: More Needs to be Done

Diplomatic tensions among China, the Philippines, and Vietnam over the South China Sea are showing signs of abating, however short-lived they may turn out to be. From 7-9 July 2001, Foreign Secretary of the Philippines Albert del Rosario visited Beijing reportedly to pave the way for President Benigno Aquino III’s China visit that may take place within weeks.