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Opinion: China has essentially abandoned the pretense of its ‘peaceful rise’ with its behavior in the South China Sea

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
China sees its dominance as crucial because of its own development needs," writes Frank Ching. "It wants the resources in the waters as well as under the seabed."
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.