August 18, 2012

South China Sea Needn't Spark War

Douglas Paal, The Diplomat

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TAGGED: China, South China Sea


August 7, 2012
Will U.S. Surrender the South China Sea?
Peter Brookes, Boston Herald
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 ››
August 13, 2012
China Politics, Oil Risk Sea Conflict
Krause-Jackson & Ten Kate, BBW
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 ››
August 12, 2012
South China Sea Needs a Mellower Soundtrack
William Pesek, Bloomberg
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 ››
August 10, 2012
Indian Tiger Taking On Chinese Dragon
Rajeev Sharma, Jakarta Globe
The India-China rivalry has intensified. Both sides have recently made decisions that have riled the other side to no end. The Indian tiger is roaring and taking the Chinese dragon head-on. more ››