What if the US escalates confrontation and China does not bend or back off? Illustration: Craig Stephens

South China Sea tensions: does the US have an endgame, beyond war?

Mark J. Valencia says the US’ new, more confrontational approach to China’s actions in the South China Sea is based on misconceptions and disingenuous thinking – and could provoke conflict if Beijing isn’t prepared to back down

Topic |   South China Sea

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What if the US escalates confrontation and China does not bend or back off? Illustration: Craig Stephens
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