-(The Interpreter 21/11) Trump's coming hard line on China: All signs are now pointing toward a harder US line against China, regardless of either the royal treatment Trump received in Beijing or his 'great chemistry' and 'very good relationship' with Xi.

-(The Nation 21/11) A thaw in the SCS: Friendlier messages from the Philippines and Vietnam prompt the same from China, and suddenly a maritime code of conduct is on the table.

-(AP 20/11) Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

-(Rappler 20/11) ASEAN 2017: A wasted opportunity for the West Philippine Sea: 'The Philippines' chairmanship wasn't just a missed opportunity; it significantly weakened ASEAN's standing on political-security matters'.

alt-(NST 18/11) Malaysia has a hand in prompting China-US to discuss security in South China Sea: Malaysia’s voice on the issue in the South China Sea has helped bring two world powers to discuss on maintaining peace and security in the area.

-(The Diplomat 18/11) A South China Sea Code of Conduct: Is Real Progress Possible? A closer look at steps toward finalizing a long-anticipated Code of Conduct.