A US fighter jet prepares to land on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan following a patrol at international waters off the South China Sea. Photo: AP
Mark J. Valencia
Opinion

Opinion

Mark J. Valencia

The US-China problem in the South China Sea: one man’s militarisation is another man’s self-defence

  • The US accuses China of militarising the South China Sea, but to Beijing, it is the Pentagon that has aggressively projected power in the region. The US also has a troubling policy of taking pre-emptive action against perceived threats

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A US fighter jet prepares to land on the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan following a patrol at international waters off the South China Sea. Photo: AP
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