South China Sea
South China Sea
ASEAN Rebukes China, Then Gives Away the Store

ASEAN’s stronger criticisms of China can’t hide the fact that Beijing is still having its way in the South China Sea.

South China Sea
China and ASEAN Near a Code of Conduct?

China and ASEAN have taken another step toward an understanding on the South China Sea—and the U.S. appears to be missing in action.

South China Sea
Aussie Labor Party Pushes Tougher Line on South China Sea

Australian popular opinion has been turning against Beijing.

South China Sea
Manila To Beijing: Let’s Talk It Out

Whether China and the Philippines will come to some resolution or not is hard to predict.

South China Sea
Think Tank Report: China Building Reinforced Hangars

Looks like that arbitration court ruling in the Hague has had zero effect on slowing China’s progress in fortifying its claims in disputed waters.

South China Sea
Chinese Newspaper Worries about “Midair Collision”

In 2016, it’s brinksmanship at a higher level.

South China Sea
China Lands Military Aircraft in South China Sea

Yet another sign that Beijing isn’t particularly impressed by the U.S. pivot to Asia.

South China Sea
Top U.S. Commander Frustrated with Obama

China is taking control of one of the world’s critical shipping lanes, and Obama appears to not want to confront them directly.

South China Sea
China Could Be Building a “Strategic Strait”

Beijing’s behavior may not seem very consequential at the moment, but it could become so if China were to turn more hostile.

South China Sea
U.S. and Asian Powers Step Up Joint Activity on South China Sea

Yet joint exercises and occasional freedom of navigation exercises clearly aren’t enough to instill confidence that America will stand up to China.

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