May 18, 2012

Riddle of the Scarborough Shoal

Peter Lee, Asia Times

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In the matter of the Scarborough Shoal mess, the Philippines started it and the infamous Chinese nine-dash line encompassing almost the entire South China Sea looks like an audacious claim drawn from an appetite for aggression. A closer look reveals that there is some genuine method to Beijing's madness, and a chance that gas and greed, rather than international law and principle, may salvage peace in the South China Sea. - Peter Lee (May 18, '12)
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TAGGED: China, South China Sea, Beijing, the Philippines


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