Bilateralism is best option



In the second part of her analysis JENNY CLEGG suggests that a direct dialogue between Philippines and China – that bypasses the US – would succeed
THERE is no doubt that China is challenging US primacy in the South China Sea. Its massive increase in spending on a blue-water navy cannot but raise alarm in south-east Asia, but the build-up is focused on strengthening defensive capacity against the US.
Militarisation in the South China Sea has escalated since 2009 under the US “Asian pivot.” For years the US 7th fleet has operated routinely around China’s coasts, just miles from many of its... read more

 
22 July 2016 in Editorial, Views: 33
Source: Morning Star
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