The ASEAN conference is a meeting of Ten Asian Giants representing Southeast Asia where it offers a platform to the meeting of different minds from diplomatic rivals. However this year the current head of ASEAN Vietnam moved that the meeting has to be taken place online and several disputes were taken into consideration in the said meeting.

Main issue in concern was South China Sea dispute where tensions between China and United States in the region has arisen. Local media reported that “ Tensions are simmering over the disputed waters, with the US last month sanctioning 24 Chinese state-owned companies it accused of assisting in Beijing’s military buildup in the South China Sea.” “In an address to the 10th East Asia Summit (EAS) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting on Wednesday, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the US Navy’s recent activity was interfering with consultations between his country and ASEAN members to resolve their dispute“


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