South China Sea: what does Beijing want in Indonesia’s Natuna Islands?

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South China Sea: what does Beijing want in Indonesia’s Natuna Islands?

Beijing should tread carefully when it comes to the Natuna Islands, a region belonging to Indonesia that borders the disputed South China Sea, a global trade route rich in fishing stocks and energy reserves.That was the view of former Singapore diplomat Kishore Mahbubani, when asked at the SCMP China Conference: Southeast Asia last month whether there were any potential flashpoints between China and the 10-member Asean bloc.Mahbubani pointed out that not a single member of the bloc had…

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