Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Mark J. Valencia
Opinion

Opinion

Mark J. Valencia

The US is testing China’s red lines in the South China Sea. What does it hope to achieve?

  • The US seems to be pushing China to stand down from its claims and occupations or defend them militarily. This ‘put up or shut up’ strategy is risky – unless confrontation really is the aim

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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