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‘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…

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Buying time in the South China Sea

“China hopes to complete talks on South China Sea code of conduct in 3 years,”

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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‘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…

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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…

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North Korea, South China Sea, and India developments

Every week for the past few months, international attention has been shifting between three military hot spots on…

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

  U.S. and China trade barbs on South China Sea China’s foreign ministry published a statement (in Chinese)…

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

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is scheduled to meet Donald Trump next week, and Reuters 

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Détente with Duterte – China news from May 3, 2017

  Xi and Duterte on the phone Chinese state media on May 3 prominently reported a phone call between Chinese…

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

TODAY’S TOP STORIES Prostate and breast cancer on the rise The incidence of prostate cancer among Chinese men…

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A draft law for the world’s largest online market

TODAY’S TOP STORIES New law to govern the world’s largest ecommerce market Xinhua News Agency’s top Chinese…

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