23 April 2012
Stirring up the South China Sea (I)
This report exposes the domestic political and economic contradictions undermining China’s efforts to restore relations with its neighbors as the US expands its influence in the energy-rich and strategically important South China Sea. Beijing must ensure that the eleven ministerial-level agencies involved, and in particular the law enforcement agencies, respect one coherent maritime policy and end confusion over what constitutes Chinese territorial waters.
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