Wu Shicun

Wu Shicun

Wu Shicun is president of China’s National Institute for South China Sea Studies and chairman of the board of directors of the China-Southeast Asia Research Centre on the South China Sea.

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Opinion | China and the US must find ways to get along, no matter how fierce the competition

Many in the West remain uncomfortable with the rise of a nation that does not share the same values. China’s military development is one cause of US unease, yet it is necessary to help safeguard maritime security and combat terrorism.

Many in the West remain uncomfortable with the rise of a nation that does not share the same values. China’s military development is one cause of US unease, yet it is necessary to help safeguard maritime security and combat terrorism.

China and the US must find ways to get along, no matter how fierce the competition
2 Sep 2021 - 2:33AM
Opinion | How China and Asean can build the foundations for South China Sea cooperation

The overlapping claims on territory and resource control defy easy solutions, but there are areas of clear common interests. Joining hands on environmental issues, tourism and humanitarian relief will help states develop ways to work together.

The overlapping claims on territory and resource control defy easy solutions, but there are areas of clear common interests. Joining hands on environmental issues, tourism and humanitarian relief will help states develop ways to work together.

How China and Asean can build the foundations for South China Sea cooperation
23 May 2021 - 9:03AM
Opinion | US-China rivalry in South China Sea must not turn into a great power game

With or without the China factor, bringing in extra-regional great maritime powers could risk Asean’s independence. Stability in the South China Sea is paramount, and clear lines must be drawn between US-China competition and multilateral concerns.

With or without the China factor, bringing in extra-regional great maritime powers could risk Asean’s independence. Stability in the South China Sea is paramount, and clear lines must be drawn between US-China competition and multilateral concerns.

US-China rivalry in South China Sea must not turn into a great power game
19 Apr 2021 - 1:00AM
Opinion | South China Sea: expect more instability in 2021 as the US encourages ‘lawfare’ and conflict

Given US interference, Asean’s growing appetite for international arbitration, and little hope of concluding a code of conduct, South China Sea waters can only become more choppy and conflict-prone.

Given US interference, Asean’s growing appetite for international arbitration, and little hope of concluding a code of conduct, South China Sea waters can only become more choppy and conflict-prone.

South China Sea: expect more instability in 2021 as the US encourages ‘lawfare’ and conflict
23 Jan 2021 - 8:47AM
Opinion | Why the US continues to stir up the South China Sea despite the Covid-19 body blow

Covid-19 has infected US military bases, grounded ships and cancelled military drills. But, for the US, the South China Sea is indispensable to its hegemony in the Western Pacific, and a vital issue in an election year.

Covid-19 has infected US military bases, grounded ships and cancelled military drills. But, for the US, the South China Sea is indispensable to its hegemony in the Western Pacific, and a vital issue in an election year.

Why the US continues to stir up the South China Sea despite the Covid-19 body blow
9 May 2020 - 10:19AM