An overview of the Chinese vessels in Whitsun Reef. Photo: Maxar via Reuters
An overview of the Chinese vessels in Whitsun Reef. Photo: Maxar via Reuters

Spratly Islands, Diaoyu, Bay of Bengal: is a storm brewing in Asia-Pacific waters?

  • The US-China rivalry has fuelled maritime maneuverings by Asian and European countries in regional waterways such as the South China Sea
  • China’s new coastguard law has also been blamed, but an analyst says Beijing has historically never used lethal force in its operations at sea

An overview of the Chinese vessels in Whitsun Reef. Photo: Maxar via Reuters
An overview of the Chinese vessels in Whitsun Reef. Photo: Maxar via Reuters
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