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Law and realpolitik in South China Sea

China’s rejection of the international process represented by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague is both a missed opportunity and a disappointing corollary to its intransigence on the South China Sea dispute. Beijing’s visceral opposition to third-party arbitration is based on the suspicion that the process is a means of exerting political pressure on it over territory it thinks is inherently Chinese. ...
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China building military base near disputed Senkaku Islands (VIDEO)

China building military base near disputed Senkaku Islands (VIDEO) | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
BEIJING, Dec 27 — China is building a large military base on islands it controls near the disputed Senkaku Islands. The base is being constructed in the Nanji Islands off the coast of China’s Zhejiang Province, about 300 kilometres northwest of
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International Law and the South China Sea

International Law and the South China Sea | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
China's approach to international law is driving the US and ASEAN into a ‘juridical alliance.’
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Beijing projects power through cooperation, intimidation

Beijing projects power through cooperation, intimidation | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
China's military development offers costs and benefits for its neighbors and the world. To understand why, look at two factors: technology and geograp
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Report: China Building a Base 190 Miles from Contested Islands

Report: China Building a Base 190 Miles from Contested Islands | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
China is building airstrips on islands less than 200 miles from the contested Japanese Senkaku Islands, according to a report in Kyodo News. Citing unnamed Chinese sources, the news agency reported that several landing strips have been built on Nanji island, buttressing existing radar installations on the island. “It’s a strategically important location because of …
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The Fog of Law: China's Great South China Sea Dilemma

The Fog of Law: China's Great South China Sea Dilemma | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
Lawfare is in full swing in the South China Sea. How will China respond to an unfavorable legal ruling? 
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Dragon on the High Seas: China's 3 Most Lethal Weapons of War on the Water

Dragon on the High Seas: China's 3 Most Lethal Weapons of War on the Water | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
Chinese military might is growing—especially in the waters of the Pacific Ocean. 
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South China Sea legal battle hots up

South China Sea legal battle hots up | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
The historic legal battle between the Philippines and China over disputed territories in the South China Sea has entered a new phase.
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Feeding the dragon Part 1: China’s energy hunger

N Foster Mellen and K C Yau, EY Global Oil & Gas Center, take a look at what China is doing to meet its ever-growing demand for energy.
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A Non-exhaustive Chronology of China's Aggressions towards Fishermen of the Center of Vietnam from 2002 to June 2014

A Non-exhaustive Chronology of China's  Aggressions towards Fishermen of the Center of Vietnam from 2002 to June 2014 | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
INTRODUCTORY NOTE: most of the information on the aggressions towards fishermen is from official sources : reports from Border Guard Units 328 and from People’s Committee of Ly Son. (Documents avai...
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Maritime Security: The Concept of Innocent Passage

Maritime Security: The Concept of Innocent Passage | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
By Simon O. Williams, LLM

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) enshrines the concept of innocent passage through a coastal
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Beijing determined to advance sovereignty claims in South China Sea

Xi Jinping's 'China Dream' explains Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea, not competition among maritime agencies.
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Land reclamation project boosts Woody Island's size by 40%

Land reclamation project boosts Woody Island's size by 40% | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
A set of aerial photos show that the size of disputed Woody Island in the South China Sea has increased by 40% since last year, due to China's land reclamation projects on the largest of the Paracel ...
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How China Classifies State Secrets

How China Classifies State Secrets | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
China's new rules for classifying state secrets will do little to increase government transparency.
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Beijing set up South China Sea ADIZ in secret: Kanwa

Beijing set up South China Sea ADIZ in secret: Kanwa | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
China secretly set up an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) over the disputed South China Sea before the incident in August where a PLA Navy Air Force's J-11 fighter intercepted a US P-8 patrol ...
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Law and realpolitik in the South China Sea

China's rejection of the international process represented by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague is both a missed opportunity and a disappointing corollary to its intransigence on the South China Sea dispute. Beijing's visceral opposition to third-party arbitration is based on the suspicion that the process is a means of exerting political pressure on it over territory it thinks is inherently Chinese. Thus, its recent position paper dismisses the special arbitral tribunal - where th
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PLA setting up new base on Zhejiang's Nanji islands

PLA setting up new base on Zhejiang's Nanji islands | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
The People's Liberation Army plans to construct a new naval base on the Nanji islands off the coast of east China's Zhejiang province in readiness for potential conflict with Japan over disputed ...
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India to Sell Warships to Vietnam, Increase Footprints in South China Sea

India to Sell Warships to Vietnam, Increase Footprints in South China Sea | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
Garden Reach Ship Builders and Engineers or GRSE - a Kolkata-based Defence Public Sector unit - will supply warships to Vietnam.
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Lighthouse to be built on Itu Aba Island

Lighthouse to be built on Itu Aba Island | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
The government plans to add a lighthouse to Itu Aba Island (Taiping Island, 太平島), part of the Spratly Islands (Nansha Islands, 南沙群島) in the South China Sea, where it is expanding a runway and building a port.
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Beijing's South China Sea objective is clear: To extend control

Bureaucratic infighting does not fully explain China's actions in the South China Sea. All agencies carry out Beijing's grand strategy.
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In showing off its new toys, China isn't playing nice- Nikkei Asian Review

In showing off its new toys, China isn't playing nice- Nikkei Asian Review | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
GUANGZHOU, China -- China may have seen economic growth slow in November, but on the whole, it wasn't such a bad month for Beijing, as it enjoyed succ
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Les conflits en mer de Chine méridionale

Depuis plusieurs décennies, les îles et atolls de mer de Chine méridionale sont l’objet de revendications de la part des pays riverains que sont la Chine, le Vietnam, les Philippines, la Malaisie mais aussi l’Indonésie et le sultanat de Brunei. Les îles Paracels sont situées entre les îles chinoises du Hainan et la côte vietnamienne.
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China's First Airstrip in the Spratly Islands Likely at Fiery Cross Reef | U.S.-CHINA

China's First Airstrip in the Spratly Islands Likely at Fiery Cross Reef | U.S.-CHINA | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
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South China Sea legal battle hots up

South China Sea legal battle hots up | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
The historic legal battle between the Philippines and China over disputed territories in the South China Sea has entered a new phase.
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