Opinion: China and the US Face Off Over South China Sea Rights




Since the end of 2009, China’s foreign policy has endured a number of twists and turns, including the intense reaction of the Chinese state to American arms sales to Taiwan, China’s serious face-off with Japan over the Diaoyu islands, and last (but certainly not least), the current tension over the South China Sea. Collectively, these developments have led many observers, especially in the West, to begin talking of the beginning of a new era in China's foreign relations; one in...
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