Collin Koh

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Opinion | How China’s growing PLA Navy could close a perception gap in the South China Sea

Collin Koh writes that a political solution is the way to win trust in the disputed maritime region as China’s naval force grows more powerful and modern.

17 Mar 2019 - 10:06PM

Collin Koh writes that a political solution is the way to win trust in the disputed maritime region as China’s naval force grows more powerful and modern.

How China’s growing PLA Navy could close a perception gap in the South China Sea
Opinion | Why a leaner, meaner PLA must be sensitive to worries about China’s military rise

The PLA of the future will be ‘more capable of projecting its power to secure China’s national interests in the region and globally’, writes Collin Koh.

2 Feb 2019 - 9:40PM

The PLA of the future will be ‘more capable of projecting its power to secure China’s national interests in the region and globally’, writes Collin Koh.

Why a leaner, meaner PLA must be sensitive to worries about China’s military rise
Opinion | South China Sea code of conduct talks may not all be plain sailing next year

Talks between Beijing and Asean about agreeing a code of conduct will continue, but while they do it may be well be business as usual for many interested parties.

29 Dec 2018 - 9:20AM

Talks between Beijing and Asean about agreeing a code of conduct will continue, but while they do it may be well be business as usual for many interested parties.

South China Sea code of conduct talks may not all be plain sailing next year
South China Sea talks necessarily a slow burner – but consensus on what ‘militarisation’ means will help keep them on the boil
  • Li Keqiang may be right to warn that a code of conduct for the sea could take three years: it is effectively an arms control mechanism, though not the classical type and its 11 parties have much to resolve.
24 Nov 2018 - 11:07PM
  • Li Keqiang may be right to warn that a code of conduct for the sea could take three years: it is effectively an arms control mechanism, though not the classical type and its 11 parties have much to resolve.
South China Sea talks necessarily a slow burner – but consensus on what ‘militarisation’ means will help keep them on the boil
On Reflection | US-China tensions: is war the endgame in the South China Sea?

A close encounter between a Chinese destroyer and the USS Decatur may have been an attempt by Beijing to keep tensions from crossing into an outright armed confrontation for which neither side is ready.

6 Oct 2018 - 11:58AM

A close encounter between a Chinese destroyer and the USS Decatur may have been an attempt by Beijing to keep tensions from crossing into an outright armed confrontation for which neither side is ready.

US-China tensions: is war the endgame in the South China Sea?
Don’t expect Beijing’s South China Sea ‘breakthrough’ to weaken US ties with Asean nations
How China is quietly increasing its ability to wage war at sea
Troubled waters ahead for code of conduct in the South China Sea
Opinion: How Myanmar is benefiting from the China-India rivalry
Lull in South China Sea tensions brings joint Asean-China naval drill closer