Illustration: Stephen Case Illustration: Stephen Case
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Patrick Mendis
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Mendis and Joey Wang

South China Sea: ‘alliance of democracies’ ready to counter Beijing aggression

  • Recent statements signal that the US, Australia and other countries will not back away from the right to freely navigate disputed waters
  • It is clear China’s assertiveness towards its neighbours is not only destabilising to the region but also becoming a global security concern

Illustration: Stephen Case Illustration: Stephen Case
Illustration: Stephen Case
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Patrick Mendis

Patrick Mendis

Dr Patrick Mendis, a Harvard Kennedy School's former Rajawali senior fellow, is an associate-in-research at the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies at Harvard University, a senior fellow of the Pangoal Institution in Beijing, and a distinguished visiting professor of Asian-Pacific affairs at Shandong University in Jinan, China. He is the author of Peaceful War: How the Chinese Dream and American Destiny Create a Pacific New World Order (see www.patrickmendis.com).

Joey Wang

Joey Wang

Joey Wang is a defence analyst in the United States.