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Mark J. Valencia
Opinion

Opinion

Mark J. Valencia

US-China race for surveillance supremacy in South China Sea risks a needless clash

  • China is catching up but still can’t match the US’ network of spy planes, surface vessels, submarines, satellites, and drones. In the process, both are testing the bounds of existing international law and increasing the likelihood of confrontation

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

Mark J. Valencia

Dr Mark J. Valencia is an internationally known maritime policy analyst, political commentator and consultant focused on Asia. He is the author or editor of some 15 books and more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles. Currently he is adjunct senior scholar at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies.