The Latest: SE Asia Nations Give Watered-Down China Rebuke

July 25, 2016 5:51 AM

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Southeast Asian nations have delivered a watered-down rebuke to China for its territorial expansion in the South China Sea, in a diplomatic victory for China.

After deadlocked negotiations among the 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the grouping issued a joint statement Monday expressing concern over China's activities, but repeating much of what it has said before.

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