While Chinese athletes try to gobble up Olympic gold in London, half a world away Chinese strategists are trying to gobble up vast tracts of contested territory in the South China Sea.
Without strong push back, Beijing may be... more ››
China has insisted that it will work out the disputes one by one, and the United States should stay away. But the State Department's statement accurately asserted that the United States has a "national interest" in the region:... more ››
In asserting its claims to the tiny islands, rocks and reefs in the South China Sea, China points to records of its ancient mariners. Today, those waters are far more important to China than in the age of the sail. more ››
China may not know, or even care, that it is squandering a decade of public-relations success in Asia. The country skillfully exploited the U.S.’s distractions after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, pumping aid, economic growth... more ››