maritime boundaries

China’s Dangerous Game

In the Atlantic, Howard W. French offers an in-depth analysis of China’s recent efforts to...

Vietnam, Philippines Slam Garrison Plans

Despite the escalating tensions in the region due to the inconclusive ASEAN resolution, Xinhua reports that China has officially established Sansha city in the South China Sea, on an island that is partially claimed by...

Tensions Flare in the South China Sea

As CDT reported earlier tensions between China and Vietnam are escalating over the South China Sea. Anti-China protesters marched through the streets of Hanoi against China’s claim to sovereignty. From the Voice of...

China Probes Detention of Fishermen

As CDT reported earlier, 28 Chinese fishermen have been detained in North Korean waters and held for a ransom of $142,000. These fishermen were eventually released, but it is unclear whether or not the ransom was paid. The Los...

1 Dead After China Captain Stabs Officers

A South Korean Coast Guard officer is dead and another injured after a confrontation with the captain of a Chinese fishing vessel that was suspected of fishing illegally in South Korean waters. From AP: The fight happened after...

Clinton Addresses South China Sea Rifts

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out about escalating tensions between China, Vietnam, the Philippines, and other neighbors over competing claims in the South China Sea, and said they risk getting “out of...

China Presses Japan Over Sea Row as Tokyo Voices Concern

Yet more tensions in the South China Sea as China lodged a formal complaint with Japan over fishing vessels near the disputed Diaoyu (aka Senkaku) Islands. From Reuters: China said on Monday it had complained to Tokyo about...

South China Sea Do-Si-Do

A Wall Street Journal editorial looks at disputes between China and its neighbors over territory in the South China Sea, and what it means for the U.S.: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is holding to the line she laid down...

As China Extends Maritime Reach, Neighbors Grow Uneasy

China’s neighbors are growing increasingly concerned about the ambitions of the country’s navy, especially after a drill off the Japanese coast raised alarms, and Vietnam conducted live-fire exercises in response to...

China Asserts Sea Border Claims

BBC reports on a new United Nations commission which hopes to resolve maritime boundary disputes, many of which concern China and its neighbors in the South China Sea. China recently entered a submission to the council defending...



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