Map : Overlap of the South-East Asian nations’ EEZs by the « buffalo tongue »
By General (ret.) Daniel Schaeffer
Former French defense attaché in Thailand, Vietnam and China
Member of the French think tank Asie21
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By continuing to negotiate a future code of conduct (COC) of the parties in the South China Sea, the South East Asian nations are preparing a situation worse than today in their relations with Beijing, at least as long as the nine-dashed line that borders the “buffalo tongue” over that sea has not been deleted. Explanation.