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Opinion: Is China ready to budge on the South China Sea? Here’s why compromise is possible.

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For China, conceding smaller (and possibly less critical) territorial claims can serve Beijing’s larger strategic interests,” writes Eric Hyer, an associate professor of political science at Brigham Young University. “In fact, one analysis shows that Beijing compromised on a majority of its territorial disputes — often to improve ties with its neighbors.”
9 months ago
Sky Canaves
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.
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