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South China Sea Dispute

Vietnam Careful, Not Jubilant After South China Sea Ruling Against China

Helen Clark | Posted 07.16.2016 | World
Helen Clark

PERTH, Australia -- Vietnam's reaction to the South China Sea ruling is surprisingly muted for a country that has so much at stake.

Beijing and the South China Sea: Why it Matters

Joseph V. Micallef | Posted 07.16.2016 | World
Joseph V. Micallef

Chinese island building in the South China Sea On July 12, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague handed down an almost 500-page long decisi...

The South China Sea Ruling Won't Stop Beijing's Belligerence

Jennifer M. Harris | Posted 07.13.2016 | World
Jennifer M. Harris

To curb Beijing's expansionist impulses, the U.S. and its Pacific allies will need to raise the economic costs to China.

U.S. Urges All Countries To Adhere To South China Sea Ruling

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 07.13.2016 | World

The United States said on Tuesday a court ruling that China has no historic title over the waters of the South China Sea should be treated as final an...

Arbitration Ruling and Philippines-China Relations Under the Duterte Administration

Rommel C. Banlaoi | Posted 07.12.2016 | World
Rommel C. Banlaoi

MANILA, Philippines -- Duterte is willing to talk to China, and China must read his lips.

The Truth Behind the Philippines' Case on the South China Sea

He Yafei | Posted 07.12.2016 | World
He Yafei

BEIJING -- What we are witnessing is in reality a fight to safeguard international standards of law and the rule-based world order.

China Is Not Trying to 'Rule the Waves'

Liu Xiaoming | Posted 06.23.2016 | World
Liu Xiaoming

LONDON - As the South China Sea is a primary international shipping route, China will never impede lawful and legitimate freedom of navigation.

Top Chinese Paper Lashes Out At U.S. Over South China Sea Action

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 06.22.2016 | World

EIJING (Reuters) -- China's top newspaper strongly criticized the United States on Wednesday after it deployed two aircraft carriers on a training mis...

Chinese Spy Ship 'Shadowing' U.S. Navy Vessel

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 06.15.2016 | World

A Chinese observation ship shadowed the U.S. aircraft carrier John C. Stennis in the Western Pacific on Wednesday, as it joined warships from Japan an...

The U.S. and China Are Neither Allies Nor Enemies -- But They Must Get Along

Fu Ying | Posted 06.13.2016 | World
Fu Ying

BEIJING -- Which is the real state of China-U.S. relations? Confrontation or cooperation? Or are both real?

Pentagon: Chinese Jets Intercept U.S. Military Plane Over South China Sea

Reuters | Kelly Chen | Posted 05.19.2016 | World

WASHINGTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Two Chinese fighter jets carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a U.S. military reconnaissance aircraft over the South Ch...

U.S. Challenges China By Sailing Warship Near Disputed Reef In South China Sea

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 05.10.2016 | World

BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - A U.S. navy warship sailed close to a disputed reef in the South China Sea on Tuesday, a U.S. Department of Defense offi...

China Is Operating A Lighthouse On Artificial South China Sea Island

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 04.06.2016 | World

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has begun operating a lighthouse on one of its artificial islands in the South China Sea near where a U.S. warship sailed la...

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...

The South China Sea Controversy: Solved - the author responds

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics
Mahlon Meyer

Thanks to the firestorm of comments provoked by my recent article, "The South China Sea Controversy: solved," I am toying with the idea of submitting ...

The South China Sea Controversy: Solved

Mahlon Meyer | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Mahlon Meyer

There's been a lot of controversy about the South China Sea recently with all the artificial islands that everyone and his brother are building there....

The End of China's 'Peaceful Rise'?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 12.30.2015 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

The 'peaceful rise' narrative is severely under question when one looks at China's behavior in the geopolitical realm, particularly with respect to its weaker neighbors.

Philippines vs. China: International Law or Rule of the Jungle?

Richard Javad Heydarian | Posted 10.30.2015 | World
Richard Javad Heydarian

Earlier this month, many Filipinos, who are sick and tired of chronic corruption, were annoyed by the United Nations' (UN) decision to slam the Filipino government's detention of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, one of Philippines' most unpopular politicians in history.

The U.S. Must Accommodate China's Power in the Island Dispute -- Or Be Willing to Pay a High Price

Hugh White | Posted 10.27.2015 | World
Hugh White

SYDNEY -- China today is a very powerful and ambitious country, led by a man who really is determined to build new model of great power relations in Asia to replace the regional order based on U.S. primacy. There are no low-risk, low-cost ways to respond to this challenge.

Here Is the Path to Peace in the South China Sea

Hu Bo | Posted 09.24.2015 | 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.

How Mutual Recognition Can Avoid a Future War in Asia

Key-young Son | Posted 08.31.2015 | World
Key-young Son

SEOUL -- Any future war in Asia will not be about conflicting interests, but "a cultural war for mutual recognition."

theSKIMM'S Guide to the South and East China Sea Conflicts

theSkimm | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics

China's been getting into some serious water fights with its neighbors. Welcome to the South and East China Sea disputes.

Storm Warning in the South China Sea

Lyric Hughes Hale | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Lyric Hughes Hale

The South China Sea might be a marginal sea in strictly geographic terms, but based on its history and present importance in international trade, it is central to defining the most consequential bilateral relationship in the world - that of China and the US.

How Would You Feel If China Flew Spy Planes a Dozen Miles From the California Coast?

Hugh White | Posted 06.10.2016 | World
Hugh White

CANBERRA -- One can feel at least a twinge of sympathy for China's position. Imagine how Americans would feel if Chinese military aircraft and ships conducted regular surveillance and intelligence-gathering missions within a few dozen miles of America's Pacific coast.

Why China Has the Right to 'Build Sovereignty' in the South China Sea

Shen Dingli | Posted 06.03.2016 | World
Shen Dingli

SHANGHAI -- There are many ways to dispel suspicion and build trust other than by sending a warship or spy plane into the contested space and water in the name of free navigation or innocent passage, either to invite a fiasco or test respective ability to deescalate at the last minute.