Malaysia Plans Peacekeeping Force for South China Sea

March 18, 2015 2:12 PM

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LANGKAWI, Malaysia—A new joint peacekeeping force would help Southeast Asian countries rebuild trust following bitter arguments over how to handle China’s territorial challenge in the South China Sea, Malaysia’s defense minister said Wednesday.

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations is due to form a new “Asean Community” this December designed to usher in an age of regional unity. But members of the 10-nation bloc—not all of which have interests in the South China Sea—have been anything but united in recent years over how to deal with ...

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