Tag Archives: South_China_Sea

What Does China Want in the South China Sea?

On January 25, 2018, I gave an interview to the Inquiry program of the BBC World Service on China’s claims to the South China Sea. The program also features interviews from three other experts on the economic, strategic and diplomatic aspects of the South China Sea disputes. Listen to it here.

China’s Policy Towards Southeast Asia During Xi Jinping’s Second Term

No major change is likely to occur in China’s policy towards Southeast Asia in Xi’s second term, but the perceived policy success during his first term and a new confidence are likely to generate a new push to achieve even greater gains.

Read China’s Policy Towards Southeast Asia during Xi Jinping’s Second Term (EAI Bulletin Nov 2017)

 

The Paradox at the Heart of the South China Sea Ruling

On July 12, an arbitration tribunal at The Hague delivered what is widely regarded as a landmark ruling on the maritime territorial dispute between the Philippines and China. Among many breathtaking findings, the tribunal declared China’s so-called “nine-dash line” invalid. It also concluded that none of the Spratly Islands — not even Itu Aba (Taiping Island), the largest naturally formed feature — are capable of generating an Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) and continental shelf of their own. (more…)

About

Dr Feng Zhang (PhD, LSE) is a Fellow in the Department of International Relations at the Australian National University’s Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. His research focuses on Chinese foreign policy, Asia-Pacific security, and international relations theory. He is also Adjunct Professor at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies in China.

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