A Chinese ship uses water cannon on a Vietnamese Sea Guard ship on the South China Sea near the Paracels islands. Photo: Reuters A Chinese ship uses water cannon on a Vietnamese Sea Guard ship on the South China Sea near the Paracels islands. Photo: Reuters
A Chinese ship uses water cannon on a Vietnamese Sea Guard ship on the South China Sea near the Paracels islands. Photo: Reuters

South China Sea becoming 'boiling pot' amid rising tensions, analysts say

Tensions will prompt Southeast Asian nations to take a stronger defence posture and further embrace US regional pivot, analysts say

A Chinese ship uses water cannon on a Vietnamese Sea Guard ship on the South China Sea near the Paracels islands. Photo: Reuters A Chinese ship uses water cannon on a Vietnamese Sea Guard ship on the South China Sea near the Paracels islands. Photo: Reuters
A Chinese ship uses water cannon on a Vietnamese Sea Guard ship on the South China Sea near the Paracels islands. Photo: Reuters
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