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2020/06/11 | Voice of America
China Uses Cabbage to Advance Disputed Asian Sea Claim
The Chinese navy has just harvested crops it had grown on Woody Island in the South China Sea. This could be used as proof of China’s economic activity on the disputed territory.
2019/12/06 | East Asia Forum
Vietnam Confronts China’s Maritime Interference
Vietnam has publicly condemned China’s increasingly aggressive maritime intrusion on several occasions while its ASEAN partners are pursuing quiet diplomacy.
2019/06/28 | Michael Beltran
Not so Strong Man: Duterte Buckles Under Chinese Pressure Amid Maritime Row
Officials in the Philippines initially came on strong demanding China be sanctioned for an incident at Recto Bank, while Duterte kept his lips sealed. Days later Duterte finally dismissed the whole thing as 'a little maritime accident' and the administration fell in line, much to the ire of citizens. But — asks Michael Beltran — who is pulling whose strings here?
ANALYSIS: Major Issues Linger in the US-Philippines Security Alliance
A recent visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo clarified the US position on defending the Philippines, but questions remain over the longstanding security alliance.
2019/01/28 | The Interpreter
China's 'Dark Fishing Fleets' Cast a Black Shadow Over the South China Sea
The 'maritime militia' narrative is being overemphasized at the expense of very real problems, writes Zhang Hongzhou.
2018/11/20 |
Bump & Grind: How a US-China Naval Dispute Might Escalate
Are a Chinese navy ship's recent dangerous maneuvers close to a US navy destroyer in the South China Sea a prelude to further attempts to deter freedom of navigation operations through deliberate collisions at sea?
2018/10/21 | Taiwan Insight
The Taiwan Coast Guard's South China Sea Challenge
Taiwan is bulking up its coast guard, but the scope of ROC territory necessitates some tough decisions for its commanders.
2018/10/11 | Taiwan Insight
ANALYSIS: Here's Why the ROC Agrees with the PRC in the South China Sea
The ROC maintains its claims in the South China Sea based on a historical connection to a country it has been separated from since 1949.
2018/07/09 | Michael Beltran
The Duterte Doublespeak: Exploring the Philippine President’s Long List of Lies
From backpedaling on promises to resign to ceding ground against China, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is becoming known for playing fast and loose with the truth.