Chinese J-15 fighter jets on the deck of the Liaoning aircraft carrier during a military drill in the Yellow Sea in 2016.. Photo: AFP

Naval code of conduct won’t make US-China encounters in South China Sea safer

Mark J. Valencia says the non-binding Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea is creating false hopes for regional maritime stability. The real problem is China and the US have conflicting security strategies for China’s near seas

Topic |   South China Sea

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Chinese J-15 fighter jets on the deck of the Liaoning aircraft carrier during a military drill in the Yellow Sea in 2016.. Photo: AFP
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