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China’s Not Backing Down in the South China Sea

BEIJING — Washington has no intention of sitting back and letting Beijing have all the fun in the contested South China Sea.

For the most part, Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to Beijing this weekend offered him and his Chinese counterparts an opportunity to boast about everything going well between their governments: a two-way trade relationship worth just over $555 billion, bilateral investments in excess of $120 billion, as well as  856 more words


Dredging For Disaster

BEIJING — Tensions are rising in the South China Sea. On May 16, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Beijing, for talks which will likely… 860 more words


Todays Tidbit 22.04.2015

China’s actions have caused unease among its Southeast Asian neighbors such as Vietnam and the Philippines, which also claim some of this area. Disputes have raised concerns among countries that use the sea lanes for trade and commerce, as well as tensions related to the possibility of military action. 49 more words


China's New Airstrip in the South China Sea Is Almost Completed

China is close to completing the construction of an airstrip on a tiny outcrop in the South China Sea, heightening its ability to project power regionally from the disputed waters and further raising the stakes in an increasingly tense showdown between Beijing, its neighbors, and the United States. 1,531 more words


U.S. flies most advanced surveillance plane from Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) – The United States has begun flying its most advanced surveillance aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, out of the Philippines for patrols over the South China Sea, the U.S. 335 more words


Will China Accept International Law In The South China Sea?

By Donald R. Rothwell

The ongoing disputes between the Philippines and China in the South China Sea are about to reach a critical point. In January 2013 the Philippines activated procedures under Article 287 and Annex VII of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) over a dispute about the validity of China’s ‘nine-dash line’ in the South China Sea. 815 more words

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Today's Tidbit 3.12.2014

To protect its interests in landfilling in the South China Sea, China issued an official warning to the U.S. to “stay out” of this region, according to the People’s Daily Paper. 118 more words