East Asia Beat

The map shows Vietnam and disputed territories in the South China Sea.

China’s Aircraft Landings in The South China Sea Worry Its Neighbors

The stakes are high for both the US and Asian nations bordering vital sea lanes where territory is disputed and military conflict possible.


By Dan Southerland

Dan is RFA’s Executive Editor. He spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Asia based in Tokyo, Saigon, Hong Kong and Beijing. He was The Washington Post's bureau chief in Beijing for more than five years and previously worked as a war reporter and diplomatic correspondent for The Christian Science Monitor.

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