South China Sea


  • China Yesterday 16:05

    By Nick Bisley

    Be in no doubt, Xi Jinping wants to make China great again

    It was long, very long. And, as with previous iterations, Xi Jinping’s speech to the Chinese Communist Party’s five yearly national congress was a mix of party slogans, Marxist jargon, subtle signaling and long to-do lists.

  • Japan 2017-06-29 23:59

    By Benoit Hardy-Chartr & J. Berkshire Miller

    Japan's delicate balancing act in the South China Sea

    Sino-Japanese relations have long been marred by a maritime and territorial row in the East China Sea as well as a historical dispute over Japan's wartime memory, which has prevented sustainable rapprochement.

  • Philippine 2017-04-17 03:21

    By Richard Javad Heydarian

    Duterte is under pressure to end the Philippines-China honeymoon

    Since his ascent to presidency, Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly threatened to upend Philippine foreign policy. In stark contrast to his predecessor, Benigno Aquino III, he has as frequently lavished China with praise as he has lambasted America with verve and venom.