Tag: south china sea conflict

What else can ASEAN do to deescalate the South China Sea conflict?

  The new Chinese hegemony in Asia Pacific poses both opportunities and risks for member states of ASEAN. China’s Belt and Road initiative promises new economic frontiers and some South East Asian countries are only too willing to concede to the territorial ambitions of China...

One year after PCA ruling, China must abide by the law

One year ago, on July 12, 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) announced that the South China Sea Arbitral Tribunal had issued a unanimous award in favour of the Philippines in the South China Sea (SCS) conflict. The legally binding award has demolished China's...

Is China manipulating trade to assert its power in South China Sea?

South China Sea
The South China Sea or SCS conflict takes a different dimension when the role of China as a major foreign direct investment or FDI partner in the Asean is considered. The region is growing too dependent on trade and economic relations with China, to the...

Is there China’s hand in Pedra Branca dispute?

Citing 'new evidence' that it has uncovered - a decade after losing the case for the ownership of the football field size rock - that it said could prove it is the rightful owner of Pedra Branca, questions are mounting on Malaysia's real aim in...