The deployment of Haijing 3901, one of the world’s largest coastguard vessels, showed Beijing’s willingness to use maritime law enforcement ships to impose its claims. Photo: Handout The deployment of Haijing 3901, one of the world’s largest coastguard vessels, showed Beijing’s willingness to use maritime law enforcement ships to impose its claims. Photo: Handout
The deployment of Haijing 3901, one of the world’s largest coastguard vessels, showed Beijing’s willingness to use maritime law enforcement ships to impose its claims. Photo: Handout
Ankit Panda
Opinion

Opinion

Ankit Panda

China’s disregard for Vietnamese sovereignty leaves region worse off

  • Beijing’s actions in the South China Sea suggest that ‘might makes right’ and will keep tensions high
  • To have any chance of agreeing how to share resources in the disputed sea, all claimants need to refrain from pushing dubious entitlements

The deployment of Haijing 3901, one of the world’s largest coastguard vessels, showed Beijing’s willingness to use maritime law enforcement ships to impose its claims. Photo: Handout The deployment of Haijing 3901, one of the world’s largest coastguard vessels, showed Beijing’s willingness to use maritime law enforcement ships to impose its claims. Photo: Handout
The deployment of Haijing 3901, one of the world’s largest coastguard vessels, showed Beijing’s willingness to use maritime law enforcement ships to impose its claims. Photo: Handout
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Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda

Ankit Panda is an Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Defense Posture Project at the Federation of American Scientists, a Senior Editor at The Diplomat, an online magazine on Asia-Pacific affairs, and a Contributing Editor at War on the Rocks. Panda is an award-winning writer and a frequently cited analyst on geopolitical and security issues in the Asia-Pacific. His writing has appeared in The Diplomat, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Politico Magazine, and War on the Rocks, among other publications.