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06/23/2014

China’s Shangri-La Challenge: Balancing Power and Norms in the China Seas

Following this year’s Shangri-la Dialogue, Alessio Patalano examines U.S. and Japanese tensions with China, provides insight into China’s current disputes in the East and South China Seas, and recommends a policy of engagement to create a more effective security environment in East Asia.

06/17/2014

Following International Norms and Laws

Following International Norms and Laws

China supports international norms and abides by international law; however, it is also justified in advancing legitimate sovereign interests. As in the case of the US during the Cold War, when armed forces were deployed on Taiwan or when the US instituted an ADIZ, it is appropriate for China to promote international law unless sovereign interests are at stake.

05/29/2014

China and Vietnam: Riots and the Risk of Escalation in the South China Sea

As John Ciorciari and Jessica Chen Weiss explain, relations between China and Vietnam have plummeted to their lowest point since the end of the Cold War following a row over disputed territory in the South China Sea.

03/06/2014

Is the Nine-Dash Line in the South China Sea Legal?

Is the Nine-Dash Line in the South China Sea Legal?

China has never regarded the South China Sea in its totality as China’s territorial waters. Nor will China seek to turn the South China Sea into a “Chinese lake”, writes Wu Shicun.

01/02/2014

Sino-Japanese Tensions: Legal Jousting and Beyond

Are leaders sleepwalking towards another war? Jeff Kingston examines rising tensions in the East China Sea and warns that many of the current disputed territory issues arose from differences in the Cairo Declaration and the San Francisco Treaty.

11/28/2013

China’s Meager Typhoon Relief Aid: Is Beijing Sending a Geopolitical Message?

While nations in the international community, especially Japan, Australia, and the United States, rushed to provide generous relief aid to the Philippines in the aftermath of devastating Typhoon Haiyan, China’s response has been noticeably different.

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