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ASEAN plays positive role amid sea spats

Southeast Asia has seen its fair share of happenings in recent months, ranging from the maritime incidents in the South China Sea to the recurring haze problems affecting some ASEAN members. Moreover, the much vaunted ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), which is supposed to mold ASEAN into a single market and production base, is scheduled to go into effect but two years from now in 2015. It was against these eventful backdrops that the 46th ASEAN Foreign Ministers Meeting took place recently in Brunei Darussalam, followed by the expanded ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) attended by the foreign ministers of many other ASEAN partner countries. Read more: http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/794593.shtml#.UdzCcFOsIfE