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International relations

Australian and ASEAN pursue maritime code of conduct

Summit draws nations with mixed views on Beijing's moves in South China Sea

China occupies Subi Reef, part of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.   © Reuters

SYDNEY -- Southeast Asian leaders urged adoption of a code of conduct for the South China Sea at the end of a special summit hosted by Australia, sending a message meant to be heard in China.

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