The South China Sea (centre) as portrayed on a globe for sale at a bookstore in Beijing. Photo: AFP

How we got to this stage in the South China Sea: understanding the source of tension

US intervention was key in escalating tensions in the fiercely contested region, say former Chinese diplomat Fu Ying and Wu Shicun, president of the National Institute of the South China Sea Studies

Topic |   South China Sea: Background

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The South China Sea (centre) as portrayed on a globe for sale at a bookstore in Beijing. Photo: AFP
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