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Vietnam urges China to act responsibly in South China Sea

Associated Press / 06:09 PM June 15, 2017

HANOI, Vietnam — Vietnam is urging China to take responsible and constructive actions in the disputed South China Sea following a Pentagon report that highlighted Beijing military’s buildup in the strategic waters. 1,181 more words

A Tease of Death In The Middle of War

Last night, I fell asleep quite early, 10PM perhaps (yes, that’s pretty early for me!). I woke up at 2am and went to drink some water. 711 more words

The Author's Rift

Taiwan to increase military presence on South China Sea island

By Elizabeth Shim   |   April 18, 2017 at 9:44 PM


Satellite images taken in 2016 show construction on Taiwan-occupied Taiping Island in the South China Sea. 293 more words

Philippine's Duterte retracts vow on Spratlys flag

(Source: www.channelnewsasia.com)

RIYADH: Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday (Apr 12) pulled back from a vow to place his country’s flag on an island in the Spratlys chain claimed by China and other regional states. 337 more words

Current Affairs

Viet Nam and the South China Sea’s Roiled Waters

Author: Carlyle A Thayer

APPS Policy Forum, 30 January 2017

Shining a spotlight on Vietnam’s militarisation in the Spratlys

Vietnam’s military activities in the South China Sea, while not on the same scale as China’s, pre-date them considerably and are squarely aimed at maintaining a balance of power in the region, Carlyle A Thayer writes. 1,876 more words


When Good Lawyers Write Bad History: Unreliable Evidence and the South China Sea Territorial Dispute

Author: Bill Hayton

Ocean Development & International Law, Volume 48, 2017 – Issue 1: 17-34

The following are the excerpts of the paper:


The recent award by an arbitral tribunal in a case brought by the Philippines against China gives lawyers reason to reexamine the historical evidence put forward by claimants in the South China Sea disputes. 674 more words


China’s proliferation of South China Sea runways looks impressive, but air power has limits

By  Ben Blackledge
Hong Kong Free Press

It’s no secret what the mainland is doing in the South China Sea. No one is surprised when they hear of another dredging operation to reclaim an island, or when another runway pops up on satellite imagery where before there were only idyllic, turquoise waters. 1,181 more words