South China Sea Archives - SupChina
Free

We're a new type of news publication

China news you won't read elsewhere.

Weekly Newsletter

Get a roundup of the most important and interesting stories coming out of China.

Podcasts

Sinica, TechBuzz China, and our 6 other shows are the undisputed champs of China podcasts. Listen now.

Feature Articles

Interactive, web-based deep dives into the real China.

Premium

Join the thousands of executives, diplomats, and journalists that rely on SupChina for daily analysis of the full China story.

Daily Newsletter

All the news, every day. Premium analysis directly from our Editor-in-Chief Jeremy Goldkorn.

24/7 Slack Community

Have China-related questions and want answers? Our Slack community is a place to learn, network, and opine.

Free Live Events & More

Monthly live conference calls with leading experts, free entry to SupChina live events in cities around the world, and more.

"A jewel in the crown of China reporting. I go to it, look for it daily. Why? It adds so much insight into the real China. Essential news, culture, color. I find SupChina superior."
— Max Baucus, former U.S. Ambassador to China

Free

We're a new type of news publication

China news you won't read elsewhere.

Weekly Newsletter

Get a roundup of the most important and interesting stories coming out of China.

Podcasts

Sinica, TechBuzz China, and our 6 other shows are the undisputed champs of China podcasts. Listen now.

Feature Articles

Interactive, web-based deep dives into the real China.

OR… for more in-depth analysis and an online community of China-focused professionals:

Learn About Premium Access Now!
Learn More
Minimize
Learn More
Minimize

South China Sea

‘Western Pacific’: U.S. messaging in the South China Sea includes recommitment to Taiwan

Washington, D.C., is signaling its commitment to the Western Pacific — a favored umbrella term for any part of the…

Continue reading

Buying time in the South China Sea

“China hopes to complete talks on South China Sea code of conduct in 3 years,” says Xinhua News Agency. China…

Continue reading

The shark sucker of the South China Sea, and other tales

Three small stories from around the world illustrate the discomfort — to China and everyone else on the planet —…

Continue reading

Mattis visits Beijing as South China Sea tensions bubble

Jim Mattis arrived in Beijing on June 26, becoming the first U.S. Secretary of Defense to visit China in four…

Continue reading

Sinica Podcast: Andrew Chubb on Chinese nationalism and its influence on maritime behavior

This week’s Sinica Podcast is now live: Listen to it now! This week’s Sinica Podcast features Andrew Chubb, a fellow at…

Continue reading

Mattis signals U.S. will challenge Beijing in South China Sea

The usually mild-mannered U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had strong words for Beijing in response to a recent confrontation in the…

Continue reading

Is Duterte serious about a South China Sea red line?

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is as mercurial as Trump: He has in the past threatened to ride a jetski to…

Continue reading

China’s international relations, with Jiang Changjian, Ira Kasoff, and Anthony Saich

NOTE: This episode was updated to correct an editing error on 2018/05/18 Today, we bring you a special live panel…

Check out the podcast

‘We will have to thank them for those islands’: The Philippines’ mixed signals on the South China Sea

In July 2016, a tribunal at the Hague ruled in favor of the Philippines on an arbitration case that the…

Continue reading

Philippines feel helpless as China completes South China Sea development

“What do they want us to do?” This was the rhetorical question from a government spokesperson at a press conference…

Continue reading

North Korea, South China Sea, and India developments

A summary of the top news in Chinese politics and current affairs for July 27, 2017. Part of the daily…

Continue reading

South China Sea: Does China have ‘contempt for other nations’ interests’ or is the U.S. ‘irresponsible’?

A roundup of the top China news for June 5, 2017. Get this free daily digest delivered to your inbox…

Continue reading

Phuc, Trump, and geopolitical stabilization in the South China Sea

A summary of the top news in Chinese politics and current affairs for May 26, 2017. Part of the daily…

Continue reading

Détente with Duterte – China news from May 3, 2017

A roundup of today’s top China news. Get this free daily digest delivered to your inbox by signing up at supchina.com/subscribe.

Continue reading

Prostate cancer, agriculture reform, and China returns drone to U.S. Navy

Top China news for December 20, 2016. Get this daily digest delivered to your inbox by signing up at supchina.com/subscribe.

Continue reading