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Offshore Coral Reef Damage, Overfishing, and Paths to Peace in the South China Sea

Author: John W. McManus

The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, Volume 32, Issue 2, 2017, pages 199 – 237

Abstract:

Offshore coral reefs of the South China Sea are subject to complex overlapping sovereignty claims by up to six regional nations. 522 more words

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China's Big Three in the Spratlys Near Completion

By AMTI

Updated 29 June 2017

New imagery shows that while China is keeping attention focused on its negotiations with Southeast Asian countries over basic principles to manage the South China Sea disputes, its construction of military and dual-use facilities on the Spratly Islands continues. 119 more words

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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

 UPI

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

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