As relations with Beijing sour, what’s behind Australia’s tougher stance on the South China Sea?
- Canberra’s recent rejection of Beijing’s South China Sea claims appears to be based more on its efforts to maintain a US-led regional order, given that Sino-Australia relations have been experiencing an unprecedented cold snap
Ding Duo is an associate research fellow at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies (NISCSS). His research interests include general theory of public international law, international law of the sea, and South China Sea issues. Ding obtained his Master's and PhD in Law from Yonsei University, Korea.