• China seizes Covid-19 advantage in South China Sea

    China seizes Covid-19 advantage in South China Sea

    China ramps up military drills and energy exploitation in contested waterway while US military bogged down in virus crisis at home

  • Vietnam opposes Chinese military drills around Paracel Islands

    Vietnam opposes Chinese military drills around Paracel Islands

    The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs on July 2 voiced strong opposition to China’s military exercises around Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracel) Islands, and requested that the northern neighbour halt similar actions in the future.

  • US Perspectives on The South China Sea in An Era of Strategic Competition

    US Perspectives on The South China Sea in An Era of Strategic Competition

    What stance should the US take in its dealings with China in the South China Sea? Considerations such as China’s threat potential and ideological factors are important determinants.

  • US Perspectives on The South China Sea in An Era of Strategic Competition

    US Perspectives on The South China Sea in An Era of Strategic Competition

    What stance should the US take in its dealings with China in the South China Sea? Considerations such as China’s threat potential and ideological factors are important determinants.

  • China’s strategic perspective on the South China Sea

    China’s strategic perspective on the South China Sea

    In many ways, the American label of ‘great wall of sand’ that was applied to the artificial islands in the South China Sea encapsulates a key element of Chinese thinking. The same desire to protect China from external threats that produced the terrestrial Great Wall has been extended into the South China Sea.

  • Vietnam urges countries to abide by laws as US proposes sanctions in South China Sea

    Vietnam urges countries to abide by laws as US proposes sanctions in South China Sea

    Vietnam has urged all sides involved in South China Sea disputes to discharge their legal duties and contribute to maritime security.

  • China hopes Vietnam does not 'complicate' South China Sea issue

    China hopes Vietnam does not 'complicate' South China Sea issue

    BEIJING (Reuters) China called on Vietnam on Friday not to “complicate” the South China Sea issue, after a senior official in Vietnam said it could explore legal action, among various options, in its territorial dispute with China over the waters.

  • China expands its control in South China Sea

    China expands its control in South China Sea

    As China consolidates its hold in South China Sea and wields its military, economic and diplomatic leverage, smaller countries see no credible option but to work with Beijing, even if that means furthering Chinese objectives. Manila, for example, seems willing to accede to Beijing’s demand for joint development of hydrocarbon resources in the Philippines’ own exclusive economic zone.

  • PM Phuc highlights Japan's role in maintaining peace in South China Sea

    PM Phuc highlights Japan's role in maintaining peace in South China Sea

    Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is welcomed at Haneda International Airport, Tokyo, on Sunday.

  •  VIETNAM'S SOVEREIGNTY  DOCUMENTS AND HISTORICAL TRUTH

    VIETNAM'S SOVEREIGNTY DOCUMENTS AND HISTORICAL TRUTH

    Vietnam's sovereignty over the Hoàng Sa and Trường Sa archipelagos has been studied with great concern by scholars at home and abroad after China's occupation by force of the Hoàng Sa archipelago in 1974 under the management of the government of the Republic of Vietnam. This topic has been an ever-stronger attraction since May 2014 when China placed its HD 981 oil rig deep inside Vietnam's continental shelf and exclusive economic zone.

  • COC negotiations Preliminary questions

    COC negotiations Preliminary questions

    The paper will elaborate on three procedural and preliminary questions that negotiators of the Code of Conduct in the South China Sea (COC) will encounter in time to come: (i) the nature of COC; (ii) COC as a negotiation between ASEAN and China or a negotiation among 11 countries; and (iii) the relationship between the Declaration on the Conduct of the Parties in the South China Sea in 2002 and COC to be signed in the near future.

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