Updated April 4, 2012, 5:11 p.m. ET
Asian Bloc Split on Disputes With China
By JAMES HOOKWAY
Asean leaders found it harder to reach some common ground on how to approach resolving territorial disputes in the South China Sea.
On Wednesday, the Philippines and Vietnam urged Cambodia, Asean's chair this year, to make it clear that Asean alone would craft its version of the proposed code of conduct before bringing China into process.
But Beijing has publicly warned the Philippines and Vietnam to seek its permission before drilling for oil and natural gas.
Việt Nam trúng gió tàu ở Hội nghị ASEAN - Nam Vang