War of words heats up over conflicting claims in the South China Sea
South China Sea
Beijing claims Chinese aircraft carrier followed protocol
Beijing lays claim to 2,000 years of sunken history
Beijing knew that rivals would soon test its controversial East China Sea Air-Defense Identification Zone, but this is all just part of a grander strategy
In separate opinion pieces this week, two former Asian foreign ministers likened Asia now to pre–World War I Europe, then strung together by a tangle of imperial enmities and alliances
American grandstanding about human rights in China has been replaced by more pressing fears over jobs and prosperity
Despite Vice President Xi Jinping’s cancellation, Clinton met with President Hu Jintao and other top Chinese leaders in Beijing on Tuesday and Wednesday
The U.S. may be all agog with the pageantry and pomp of its political conventions, but the Chinese? Not so much
In today’s required reading: another massacre in Syria, Japan plans to buy disputed South China Sea islands and communal violence rears its head again in Indonesia.
This is not just about China. Depending on the dispute, it’s also South Korea vs. Japan, Japan vs. Taiwan, Taiwan vs. Vietnam, Vietnam vs. Cambodia, and numerous other permutations.
When it comes to feuds in the Pacific over islands and what lies beneath, it’s not simply a case of China against everyone else
In today’s choices: the conflict in Syria seeps over its borders, the Latin economies still enjoying the good times and tests of sovereignty in the South China Sea.
Today’s picks: resistance to Islamism in Mali, the illegal organs trade and more recriminations between China and the U.S. over the South China Sea.