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2016/07/25 | Shuhei Omi

South China Sea Watch No. 4

An overview of the past week's key developments in the South China Sea.

2016/07/20 | J. Michael Cole

Visit to Taiping Island: An Exercise in Wastefulness and Futility

A bipartisan group of Taiwanese legislators headed for the South China Sea today to ‘defend’ the nation’s sovereignty. All of this is grandstanding and does nothing to protect Taiwan against external aggression.

2016/07/16 | Stephen Grenville

South China Sea: A Course-Correction is Needed

What would be the basis of this 'Outside-UNCLOS' framework? The starting-point is a recognition that 'win-win' is better than a contest with a winner and a loser.

2016/07/13 | Olivia Yang

Taiwan Fishing Industry Faces Possible Heavy Blow From SCS Ruling

Taiwanese authorities are reassuring local fishermen that they will protect their rights and safeguard the NT$18 billion offshore fishing industry in Taiwan.

2016/07/13 | Edward White

South China Sea: How to Enforce the Tribunal Decision?

Enforcement of the international ruling in favor of the Philippines in the South China Sea dispute now depends on the international community, the lawyer representing the Philippines says.

2016/07/12 | Edward White

BREAKING: Philippines Win Landmark South China Sea Ruling

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague has handed down its highly anticipated decision in the South China Sea dispute. Both Beijing and Taipei say they do not recognize the validity of the ruling.

2016/07/12 | Wu'er Kaixi

No Stepping Back for Xi After Hague Ruling

'The boldest, most calculating political leader since Mao, Mr. Xi may have made himself the most fêted politician in modern Chinese history, but in staking everything on personal unassailability he has locked himself  —  and China ­— into a position he cannot step down from.'

2016/07/12 | J. Michael Cole

Beijing in ‘State of Alert’ Ahead of Key Ruling on South China Sea

Armored vehicles and undercover police have been deployed around the Embassy of the Philippines in Beijing amid rumors of planned protests.

2016/07/03 | Shuhei Omi

South China Sea Watch No. 3

An overview of key developments in the South China Sea this week.

2016/06/21 | J. Michael Cole

Hong Kong-Based Legal Organization Challenges S China Sea Arbitration

The hitherto unknown Asia Pacific Institute of International Law is headed by a seasoned Hong Kong barrister with interesting ties to the Chinese Communist Party.

2016/06/18 | Shuhei Omi

South China Sea Watch No. 1

China has launched a global media offensive ahead of the international tribunal decision on disputed territory in the South China Sea. Meanwhile, Filipino nationalists attempted to plant a flag on one of the disputed islands, but were turned away by Chinese vessels.

2016/05/01 | Michael Turton

Ma Ying-jeou's last little vicious gift to Beijing: roiling relations with Japan

Ma has spent the last couple of months trying to help Beijing by stirring up trouble in the South China Sea. This is a deliberate strategy...

2016/01/27 | 阿Ken

Taiwan President’s Visit to South China Sea Island Faces International Criticism

On January 28, President Ma Ying-jeou will visit Itu Aba Island in the South China Sea, also known as Taiping Island in Taiwan. The US is disappointed by the trip and says it is extremely unhelpful to the sensitive situation in the area. Vietnam’s representative in Taiwan also strongly protests against Ma’s trip.