Construction on Fiery Cross Reef (Photo: Duetsche Welle)
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Chinese fishing vessel fleet (Photo: The Maritime Executive)
A PRC surveillance vessel crusies next to Japan Coast Guard patrol ships near the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands (Photo: Kyodo)
By week’s end, the major players in the South and East China Sea will have participated in three separate international conferences touching on tensions in the Asian-Pacific. The meetings include the G-20 summit in Turkey, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum in the Philippines, and the ASEAN Summit in Malaysia.
Aerial photo of Chinese land reclamation in the Spratly Islands (Photo: AP)
Littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth patrols near the Spratlys (Photo: MC2 Conor Minto/U.S. Navy)
Before concluding his first state visit to the U.S., Xi Jinping traveled several hours north from Washington to tick another item off his list of firsts as PRC Premier: addressing the UN General Assembly. Mr.