The South China Sea: The Pots Are Calling the Kettle Black
Security,Hotspots,China
By Mark J. Valencia - 09 May 2016

The South China Sea: The Pots Are Calling the Kettle Black

China’s claims, policies and actions in the South China Sea have been severely criticized by other claimants as well as external maritime powers. The protagonists are stepping up their public relations campaigns to bolster their positions. Much of the rhetoric fits the allegory of the pot(s) calling the kettle black as China’s major critics have undertaken similar actions.
The South China Sea Dispute: Peering into the Crystal Ball
Security,Hotspots,China

By Yongnian Zheng - 03 May 2016

The South China Sea Dispute: Peering into the Crystal Ball

Why the Arbitration Initiated by the Philippines Threatens Peace and Stability in the South China Sea?
Security,Hotspots

By Yang Lu - 02 May 2016

Why the Arbitration Initiated by the Philippines Threatens Peace and Stability in the South China Sea?

Why China Does Not Accept or Recognize the South China Sea Arbitration by the Philippines?
Security,Hotspots

Why China Does Not Accept or Recognize the South China Sea Arbitration by the Philippines?

There has been a long-standing agreement between China and the Philippines on resolving their disputes in the South China Sea through friendly consultation and negotiation. From 1995 to 2011, there were at least 6 joint statements between the two countries repeatedly reaffirming negotiation as the means for settling their relevant disputes.
By Jianguo Xiao - 28 Apr 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
Xi Jinping's 2015 State Visit to the US: The Road from Sunnylands
Security,Cyberspace

Xi Jinping's 2015 State Visit to the US: The Road from Sunnylands

While Xi Jinping’s 2015 visit to the United States counts as his first state visit to the country, this was not the first time he had visited the US as Chinese president.
Australia Finds its Home in Southeast Asia: 2016 Defense White Paper
Security,Southeast Asia

Australia Finds its Home in Southeast Asia: 2016 Defense White Paper

The strategic heart of Australia’s 2016 Defense White Paper is a focus on “a secure nearer region, encompassing maritime South East Asia and the South Pacific.”
By Andrew Carr - 07 Mar 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
South China Sea Code of Conduct: Don’t Get Your Hopes Up
Security,Southeast Asia

South China Sea Code of Conduct: Don’t Get Your Hopes Up

A recent China-ASEAN agreement for a “framework” for a South China Sea Code of Conduct has triggered an outburst of diplomatic optimism. But the sad reality is that there has been little progress towards a binding, robust COC.  
China’s East China Sea ADIZ is Not a “Grab for Sovereignty”
Security,Hotspots,East Asia

China’s East China Sea ADIZ is Not a “Grab for Sovereignty”

An article by James Holmes of the US Naval War College in The National Interest made several false allegations regarding China’s actions and ascribed nefarious motives to its declaration of an Air Defense Identification Zone in the East China Sea.
World Peace Isn’t Your Toy
Security,East Asia

World Peace Isn’t Your Toy

The show by the Trump administration is run by a youngster who rose to power through nepotism just like his North Korean counterpart. Jarod Kushner and Kim Jung Un share one common feature that he had criticized Kim of: Unqualified to conduct foreign policy.
By Jaewoo Choo - 27 Apr 2017 | 0 comments Read more...
How Will the PLA Boost China’s Global Status?
Politics,Security

How Will the PLA Boost China’s Global Status?

In a seminar focusing on national defense and military reform, President Xi Jinping called for building a strong armed forces commensurate with China’s international status and compatible with national defense and interest.
By Bojian Liu - 02 Aug 2016 | 0 comments Read more...
The East and South China Sea Incidents Are Not Accidents
Security,China,East Asia

The East and South China Sea Incidents Are Not Accidents

Most such encounters are not unintentional or even unexpected. If the US persists in provocative actions despite China’s repeated requests to cease and desist, it must expect to be challenged. And if Japan continues to flaunt its control of the Senkakus, it too invites such challenges.
Propaganda Wars over the South China Sea
Politics,Security,Hotspots,China

Propaganda Wars over the South China Sea

China, the US and their respective supporters are engaged in a propaganda “war” regarding the South China Sea. China has launched a worldwide information campaign that justifies its position. Officials and analysts in the US have seemingly been dragged into the media “gutter” and become involved in a public information campaign of their own.
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