Illustration: Craig Stephens
Mark J. Valencia
Opinion

Opinion

Mark J. Valencia

To prevail over the US in the South China Sea, Beijing must be less ambiguous and more diplomatic

  • Many of China’s claims to the South China Sea are defensible, but its spokespersons have been too vague in stating and defending them
  • Beijing must learn to win by persuasion, and refine its claims so they are compatible with the international order
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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