December 5, 2013

Draw the Red Line on China Now

Brahma Chellaney, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

As China accumulates economic and military power, it has increasingly taken to ratcheting up territorial disputes with multiple neighbours. It’s seeking to alter the territorial and maritime status quo.

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TAGGED: China, East China Sea


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