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China and ASEAN nations plan to develop a code of conduct for the South China Sea by mid-2017

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
ince 2010, China and the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have been discussing the creation of a set of rules to help ease tensions in the disputed region, and now Chinese state media report that plans are moving ahead.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.