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Countering China’s Actions in the South China Sea

For many who follow developments in the South China Sea, the July 2016 tribunal ruling in the Philippines’ case against China has become the equivalent of the birth of Jesus in the Gregorian calendar: Developments are considered…

  • Lynn Kuok
  • Lawfare

In the first year after the award, compliance was fair: Beijing largely kept its actions, if not its words, within the letter of the ruling.

Subi Reef 1aIn late July 2017, however, things went south.

The Chinese government insists that the situation in the South China Sea is “calm” and that the region is “in harmony”; it accuses the United States of stirring up trouble.

But any stability…

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