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First Look China scores key diplomatic win in South China Sea dispute

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations watered down their criticism of China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, after Cambodia opposed the communiquĂ©'s wording.

In deference to China, Cambodia insisted that the Philippines and the rest of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) avoid any mention of an international legal ruling on the South China Sea in a joint statement that the bloc issued Monday.

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