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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang's Remarks on G7 Summit Communique's Mention of East and South China Seas - MFA China

Q: The joint communique of the G7 Summit in Italy mentioned issues of the East and South China Seas. What is your comment on that? A: We have noted that and are strongly dissatisfied with the G7 post-summit communique's irresponsible reference to the ...and more »

Where Is China's New Underwater System in the East and South China Seas? - The Diplomat

This week, Chinese state media reported that the central government had approved a plan to build a massive underwater observation system that would cover the East China Sea and South China Sea, both home to maritime disputes involving China. The ...and more »

Breaking the Mirror: South China Sea Policy Revisited - OODA Loop

Series Introduction The current administration has a unique opportunity to reorient the United States' strategic approach toward China and the South China Sea conflict, placing the U.S. and its allies on a path to an ideal resolution. To achieve this ...and more »

Trump may turn to Vietnam for help on South China Sea - CNBC

Hanoi could emerge as a key player in Washington's long-term Southeast Asia push that's aimed at neutralizing Beijing's influence in the South China Sea. On Wednesday, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will be the first ASEAN leader to visit ...and more »

China acts like a 'bully' in Asia, says McCain - Financial Times

Senator John McCain has accused China of acting like “bully” in the Asia-Pacific region by using its economic strength to coerce neighbours and making territorial claims in the South China Sea that are not backed up by international law. In a speech ...and more »

A South China Sea Code of Conduct? Don't Get Your Hopes Up. - The Diplomat

The recent China-ASEAN agreement on a “framework” for a South China Sea Code of Conduct (COC) has triggered an outburst of diplomatic optimism that a COC can be attained. Indeed, China-ASEAN agreement on the framework is being trumpeted as “steady ...and more »

South China Sea: Underwater 'observation station' planned by Beijing -

BEIJING'S plans for an underwater observation system across disputed seas could have huge implications for Australia. Debra Killalea@DebKillalea · 1, 201712:17pm. Video; Image. China building underwater surveillance system to monitor ...and more »

South China Sea Underwater "Environmental" Sensor Net Could Track US Subs - The Drive

Officially, China's planned system will gather scientific data, but it also has an unspecified "national defense" role. By Joseph TrevithickMay 30, 2017. The War Zone · Anti-Submarine warfare · early warning · People's Liberation Army Air Force ...and more »

China is behaving like a 'bully' in South China Sea: McCain - AOL

SYDNEY, May 30 (Reuters) - China is behaving like a "bully" with its militarisation of islands in the South China Sea, Republican U.S. Senator John McCain said on Tuesday, activity Washington must confront with its allies to find a peaceful solution ...and more »

Trump Is Slowly Turning Up the Heat on China's Xi - Newsweek

Two developments in the past few weeks suggest that America's China policy is on a cusp. The more publicly discussed event involves the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Dewey, which conducted a freedom of navigation operation near Mischief Reef in the ...and more »