Tag Archives: South China Sea

China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s smartest first loan would be for a Pan-Asian Gas Pipeline connecting Joint Development Areas in the South China Sea.
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s First Loan
Stewart Taggart makes a case for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s first investment to be in the creation of a Pan-Asian Gas Pipeline to promote the joint development of the South China Sea between China and its South East neighbors, and help achieve their bilateral energy reduction.
The South China Sea and Joint Defense Procurement
A recent thought-provoking article in The Diplomat by Liang Tuang Nah titled “Joining Forces in South China Sea Defense Procurement” made some salient observations. First, in the face of more assertive Chinese moves to enforce its extensive claims in the South China Sea (SCS), the Philippines and Vietnam need to […]
A South China Sea Game Changer?
Haiyang Shiyou 981 (HYSY 981) is a state-of-the-art, semi-submersible oil platform – the first of its kind for the China National Offshore Oil Corporation. Zheng Wang and Andrew Ludwig explore the HYSY 981 and discuss whether it will enhance political cooperation or fuel greater tensions in the South China Sea.
US Worrisome Approach to the South China Sea Situation
Only by getting to know China in an entirely new light, can the US formulate a sensible China policy and produce a win-win situation for both China and the US in the South China Sea, writes Wu Zurong.
Keeping the South China Sea in Perspective
China’s rising power and capabilities make PRC actions in the South China Sea more consequential and unsettling than those of others, so they deserve particular attention but need to be evaluated in the broader context of the motives and actions of others as well.
The US-China Tangle Over the South China Sea
While the United States continues to try and resolve disputes in the South China Sea to protect the security of established sea routes and ports, China finds the situation to be stable. Dismissing any alleged tensions, China claims that it and ASEAN do not need U.S. interference to help rectify the so-called dispute.
Who Makes Rules On the Chessboard of the South China Sea?
On the chessboard of the South China Sea, spectators have turned into players and the game is expanding, writes Zhai Kun.
A South China Sea Alternative to “Coop-frontation”
Can a market-based plan for energy infrastructure provide peace and prosperity in the South China Sea? Stewart Taggart, a former financial journalist, examines recent tensions and describes how creating Joint Development Areas could boost cooperation and mutual trust.
East Asia Summit
On the Chessboard of the South China Sea
Regional tensions in Asia have precipitously increased as disputes in the South China Sea continue to grow. While Zhai Kun notes that the current escalation is controllable, future conflicts cannot be ruled out.
Xisha Islands
Why Does Vietnam Claim There Is a Xisha Islands Dispute?
The Vietnamese government has gone back on its word by making territorial claims for China’s Xisha Islands. Lu Yang believes that it is a violation of the principles of international law.
How We Should Not Misread China?
While borrowing Chinese President Xi's hope that the United States would take into consideration the Chinese perspective when it comes to territorial disputes in the East and South China Seas, Wang Dong criticizes widely spread US misperception and misunderstanding of China's foreign policy behavior, and argues that the absence of the Chinese perspective may have led to much of the misreading of China’s behavior.
China-Vietnam Oilrig Crisis and Strategic Trust
In light of China’s deployment of a mega oilrig in waters that Vietnam considers part of its Exclusive Economic Zone, Carlyle A. Thayer analyses what amounts to an unexpected provocation of Vietnam by China.
China's neighbors
Is China the Japan of Seven Decades Past?
Given recent territorial moves by China, as well as heightened aggressive rhetoric, Curtis Chin analyzes the parallels between China currently and Japan as it existed in the past. Additionally, Chin asserts that the world’s powers should work to lower tensions so that peace and prosperity can exist in the Asia-Pacific region.
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.
international law
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.
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