The US Navy holds a drill in the South China Sea on July 6. Washington has rejected China’s claims in the disputed waters. Photo: EPA-EFEThe US Navy holds a drill in the South China Sea on July 6. Washington has rejected China’s claims in the disputed waters. Photo: EPA-EFE
The US Navy holds a drill in the South China Sea on July 6. Washington has rejected China’s claims in the disputed waters. Photo: EPA-EFE

Beijing should change tack on South China Sea to avoid conflict with US, analyst says

  • As relations deteriorate and Washington toughens its stance, the contested waterway is likely to be a flashpoint, regional security expert says
  • Managing tensions with its Southeast Asian neighbours is seen as a key task

Topic |   South China Sea
The US Navy holds a drill in the South China Sea on July 6. Washington has rejected China’s claims in the disputed waters. Photo: EPA-EFEThe US Navy holds a drill in the South China Sea on July 6. Washington has rejected China’s claims in the disputed waters. Photo: EPA-EFE
The US Navy holds a drill in the South China Sea on July 6. Washington has rejected China’s claims in the disputed waters. Photo: EPA-EFE
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