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Opinion: A long-awaited maritime code of conduct between China and ASEAN nations will do little to change behavior in the South China Sea

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
Such a code would be binding in name only," writes the author. "It would do nothing to stop China’s longstanding strategy of talk-and-take — engaging in endless negotiations while gradually conquering the sea."
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.