Former Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong's government delivers his remarks during the closing ceremony of the 27th Association of Southeast Asian Nations ( ASEAN ) Summit in Kuala Lumpur on November 22, 2015. China came under renewed criticism over its rising profile in the South China Sea as it jostled with the United States for regional influence at the conclusion to a week of top-level diplomacy. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA / AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA

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