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Asean meets online to discuss coronavirus, South China Sea and tensions between Washington and Beijing

Southeast Asia’s top diplomats held their annual talks by video on Wednesday to discuss the immense crisis wrought by the coronavirus pandemic and rising tensions in the South China Sea amid the escalating rivalry between Washington and Beijing.The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) ministerial meetings, delayed by a month, were held online due to continuing health risks posed by Covid-19. The 10-nation bloc’s foreign ministers were to meet Asian and Western counterparts, including…

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