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China’s Dominance on Display in the South China Sea

Beijing’s repeated provocative actions in the South China Sea leaves the region worse off.

On July 3, Chinese survey ship Haiyang Dizhi 8 (HD8), escorted by the China Coast Guard and maritime militia, began surveying a large swath of seabed northeast of Vanguard Bank.

  • Trinh Le
  • The Diplomat

The area sat within Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) and continental shelf. Hanoi responded by sending its own coastguard and fisheries surveillance ships, creating a month-long standoff between the…

At the climax of the…

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