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What Beijing really wants from South China Sea code of conduct

Beijing shows cooperative face, but its quest for regional dominance continues

BANGKOK -- China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have made "major progress" in talks over a code of conduct aimed at reducing tensions in the South China Sea, according to China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

Speaking at a news conference in Bangkok after the annual China-ASEAN foreign ministers meeting on July 31, Wang attributed the momentum to the "sincerity and resolve of all parties."

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