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China Maritime Dispute

Here's What You Need To Know About The South China Sea Disputes

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Ma | Posted 03.03.2016 | World

The South China Sea has been a source of tensions between several East Asian countries for decades -- and the disputes are getting worse. In recent ye...

America Just Sent a Destroyer to the South China Sea. Now What?

Euan Graham | Posted 10.27.2016 | World
Euan Graham

Ultimately, it may take a crisis for the U.S.-China relationship to reach a stable equilibrium. But in the current context, I believe the doom-laden scenario of a U.S.-China naval clash in the South China Sea to be remote. The greater risk is that China will use U.S. FoN operations to justify an overtly military phase to the island construction project.

Here Is the Path to Peace in the South China Sea

Hu Bo | Posted 09.24.2016 | World
Hu Bo

BEIJING -- Having been a superpower for a long time, America cannot afford to assume a weak stance. But Beijing, with its growing power, is also unable to tolerate U.S. interference at its doorstep.

The U.S. Should Defend Global Commons, Not Naval Supremacy, in Asia

Yanmei Xie | Posted 06.01.2016 | World
Yanmei Xie

BEIJING -- Washington needs to state and re-state that what it is determined to defend is the global commons, not its naval supremacy in the South China Sea. The former wins high ground in the court of international opinion. The latter may generate headlines for the grandstand wanting to see U.S.-Chinese rivalry, but it will likely result in a limited alliance and set the region down a zero-sum track.

Here Is Xi's China. Get Used to It.

Arthur Kroeber | Posted 02.14.2015 | World
Arthur Kroeber

The prevailing mood among China-watchers in 2014 was one of anxiety and skepticism. The year began in the shadow of Chinese assertiveness in the East and South China Seas. Economic concerns quickly took over: by February the property market seemed on the verge of an epic collapse thanks to the previous year's sharp monetary tightening. At midyear the worry was that an endless anti-corruption campaign had caused government sclerosis, making it impossible to get anything done. And by October, as the Communist Party held its law-focused Fourth Plenum, many bemoaned both the lack of evident progress on the economic reforms outlined at the prior year's Third Plenum and the Party's unwillingness to let its power be constrained by Western-style rule of law.