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Will South China Sea’s rival claimants be emboldened by US policy shift?

Washington’s tougher line on the contested waterway gives China’s neighbours some leverage in negotiations, observer says

But they are expected to carefully balance relations between the two superpowers to avoid getting caught in the middle

  • Holly Chik
  • South China Morning Post

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