The United States announces new funding for its partners in Asia, while China keeps an eye on the South China Sea and the U.S. Department of Defense keeps an eye on China.
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Meanwhile, live-fire missile exercises loudly crash target vessels to the bottom of the sea.
For the first time, China publicly lands strategic bombers on a base in the South China Sea, representing a significant escalation of its force-projection capabilities.
Last week, ASEAN and China took a step forward in their long quest for a Code of Conduct on the South China Sea, while the People’s Liberation Army flexed its muscles on its 90th anniversary.
China leverages its growing military presence, threatening Vietnam and building ties with the Philippines.
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