Territorial disputes remain an obstacle

By vincent01(Shanghai) ( bbs.chinadaily.com.cn )

Updated: 2013-10-03

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The territorial disputes remain an obstacle in Sino-ASEAN relations. How China decides to pursue its territorial and resource claims vis-à-vis ASEAN claimants will be a litmus test of China's attitudes towards ASEAN and its perception of its emerging role as the big power of the region. To a lesser extent, relations may also be negatively affected by internal problems involving treatment of ethnic Chinese minorities, especially in Indonesia and Malaysia.



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