Tension around “Fortress Taiwan,” concern for the Senkakus, and naval exercises in the South China Sea.
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Recent incidents in the South China Sea have called into question whether some U.S. spy flights in international airspace violate international norms.
The second ministerial meeting of “the Quad” produced few tangible results; military tensions with Taiwan continued to escalate; and the South China Sea was busy with warships from the United States, China and Japan.
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Chinese aggression and a ubiquitous U.S. military are becoming the new normal for the pandemic’s “great power competition” in the Indo-Pacific.
Malaysia and Indonesia lawfare salvos against China, the first made-in-China aircraft carrier and a Japanese military strategy for the South China Sea.
China and Vietnam are poised for confrontation over oil drilling in the southwestern portion of the South China Sea. Vietnam alleges that a Chinese survey vessel, Haiyang Dizhi 8, has been conducting an oil and gas survey within Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) since July 2019.
A tense standoff in the waters southwest of Vietnam is about to enter its seventh week. Throughout May and June, Chinese Coast Guard vessels aggressively patrolled around Malaysian and Vietnamese oil drilling platforms.
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