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Analysis: Will China establish an ADIZ in South China Sea?

24th November 2017 - 09:03 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Taipei


A Chinese air defence identification zone (ADIZ) in the South China Sea would be arduous, but not an impossible task to enforce, according to a RAND report issued this month.

'In Line or Out of Order? China’s Approach to ADIZ in Theory and Practice', by Edmund Burke and Astrid Stuth Cevallos, concluded that the establishment of an ADIZ in the South China Sea that encompassed the entire U-shaped nine-dash line, roughly the size of India, would be ‘unwieldy'.

In 2013 China declared a ‘maritime identification zone’ to regulate fishing in the South China Sea and an ADIZ in the East

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Wendell Minnick


Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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