Compromise under the Principle:ASEAN and the Code of Conduct for the South China Sea
ZHANG Mingliang;School of International Studies,Jinan University;
This article aims to study ASEAN's contributions for the negotiation of a Code of Conduct for the South China Sea( Co C). ASEAN wants to regulate the issues for the South China Sea by rules,so it has worked hard to finish the Co C with China after the cold war. Unfortunately,ASEAN's efforts for the Co C have not resulted in a positive one. Due to the importance of the South China Sea for ASEAN and its members,ASEAN will continue its work for the Co C. ASEAN has been more active in pushing the negotiation for the Co C than China who usually questions ASEAN's motive for Co C.ASEAN will not give up its aim on the Co C while ASEAN has to give in some aspects of the requirements for the Co C from some of its members. Although the prospect for Co C will not meet ASEAN's need,ASEAN's contributions for Co C should not be neglected.
【CateGory Index】： D993.5