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South China Sea Currents Podcast
DIPLOMATIC TIGHTROPE: 70 YEARS OF U.S. POLICY ON THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

The statement was dramatic, like a diplomatic line drawn in the sand. On July 13, the United States declared most of China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea to be “completely unlawful,” and its pressure on Southeast Asian nations a “campaign of bullying.”

CHINA'S NEW CLAIMS IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

As tensions mount in the South China Sea, China has named and claimed 80 obscure geographical features in those contested waters as it steps up its aggressive campaign to mark out territory and push out other claimants.

A DANGEROUS DANCE - CHINESE, VIETNAMESE SHIPS STALK EACH OTHER OFF PARACEL ISLANDS IN SOUTH CHINA SEA

It was the kind of standoff at sea that would usually slip under the radar: obscure vessels of rival nations vying for position in disputed waters, far from public view.

HOW CHINA IS LEVERAGING FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY TO DOMINATE THE SOUTH CHINA SEA

Cutting edge technology from the United States and other foreign countries is helping China assert its sweeping maritime and territorial claims in the contested South China Sea, a Radio Free Asia investigation has found.

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