Avoiding a Military Showdown in the South China Sea
Avoiding a Military Showdown in the South China Sea
Avoiding the Next Taiwan Strait Crisis
Avoiding the Next Taiwan Strait Crisis
Op-Ed / Asia

Avoiding a Military Showdown in the South China Sea

The Hague’s looming decision on a Filipino challenge to Chinese claims could reverse the region’s collision course.

In the coming weeks, the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague is expected to rule on a challenge to China’s extensive maritime claims in the South China Sea. The court is unlikely to decide in Beijing’s favor. But China has already refused to participate, calling the process “illegal,” and has pre-emptively rejected the judgement of the court. ... [continue reading]

The full version of this article first appeared in The Wall Street Journal.

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