Seahawk helicopters are seen on the flight deck of the JS Izumo, the Japan Self-defence Forces’ largest warship, as it takes part in a military exercise in the South China Sea last month. Photo: Reuters

False calm in the South China Sea should lull no one

Benoit Hardy-Chartrand says a year after the Hague ruling, the disputes between China and the other claimant states to territories in the South China Sea appear to have abated, but the underlying tensions remain unchanged

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Seahawk helicopters are seen on the flight deck of the JS Izumo, the Japan Self-defence Forces’ largest warship, as it takes part in a military exercise in the South China Sea last month. Photo: Reuters
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