South China Sea
One Less Thing to Worry About: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Didn’t Actually Call for a Blockade of China’s South China Sea Islands
Julian Ku Tue, Feb 7, 2017, 10:30 AM
Earlier this month, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made comments during his confirmation hearing that alarmed many China watchers since they seemed to call for something close to a naval blockade of Chinese reclaimed islands in the South China Sea. As I and others stated at the time the remarks came out, such a blockade would almost certainly lead to armed conflict with China.