SOUTH CHINA SEA
Challenges lie ahead for Thailand to show the Association of Southeast Asian Nations it can help resolve the South China Sea dispute and ensure it does not disrupt regional stability.
Southeast Asian nations have witnessed a disconcerting rise in tensions over the Spratly and Paracel Islands with China. Thailand will take over as Asean’s coordinator with China and the dispute will be its biggest challenge.
Thailand will be given the task of being Asean's coordinator with China for three years when it takes over the position from Vietnam on July 25.
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