President Xi Jinping (centre, front row) with soldiers on a PLA Navy ship in the South China Sea. Photo: AP

South China Sea and Taiwan among flashpoints for armed conflict in 2019, survey warns US policymakers

  • Territorial disputes in the maritime region could escalate into violence, think tank says
  • Council on Foreign Relations’ Centre for Preventive Action identified hotspots to watch in year to come
Topic |   US-China relations

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President Xi Jinping (centre, front row) with soldiers on a PLA Navy ship in the South China Sea. Photo: AP
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