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The 'maritime militia' narrative is being overemphasized at the expense of very real problems, writes Zhang Hongzhou.
China may be expanding its surveillance state to its disputed claims in the South China Sea.
Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte's pivot to China and standoffishness towards Hanoi has left Vietnam isolated in the South China Sea.
With their turquoise lagoons, white beaches, abundant marine life and remote mystique, the disputed islands of the South China Sea are a largely untapped tourism resource.
China’s behavior in the Paracels is important to analyze because of its role as a blueprint for developments in the Spratlys.
China operating the new lighthouses now is not only controversial, but also suggests that China is urgent to frame strategic locations in the South China Sea. It only took less than five months to complete the two lighthouses since China announced the constructions.