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Analysis: Waters rage in South China Sea (Part 2)

14th December 2016 - 04:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


In Part 1 of this analysis, Shephard looked in some detail at Chinese and Taiwanese reactions to the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s (PCA) ruling on the South China Sea that was handed down in July. In this second instalment, Shephard examines the reactions of other countries, including Vietnam, the US and Philippines, as well as consider future trajectories.

Vexed Vietnam

News emerged in August that Vietnam had deployed mobile rocket launchers on some of its occupied islets in the Spratly chain. Reports suggested Vietnam had discreetly shipped launchers to five of its South China Sea bases. While not yet

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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