China is tightening its grip on disputed claims in the South China Sea by beefing up its military capability and planting the seeds of long-term habitability on the artificial islands at the core of its regional economic influence strategy.
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New U.S., Chinese MIlitary Communications Agreement Follows Years of Naval Engagement
Creating a means for quickly de-escalating tense operations is the goal of a recently signed communications agreement between military leaders from the United States and China. Read More
Analysis: Can China Enforce a South China Sea Air-Defense Identification Zone?
Is China about to declare an Air-Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea? And how effectively would it be able to enforce such a zone? Read More
Hong Kong Snub Not First Time China Turned Away U.S. Ships Over Politics
Last week’s denial of a port visit to Hong Kong by the John C. Stennis carrier strike group isn’t the first time U.S. ships have been turned away from the South China Sea port by Chinese authorities for political reasons. Read More
PACOM Harris: U.S. Would Ignore A ‘Destabilizing’ Chinese South China Sea Air Defense Identification Zone
A Chinese Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea would ratchet up regional tensions and be ignored by U.S. forces, said the head of the U.S. military forces in the Pacific during a press conference at the Pentagon on Thursday. Read More
Document: Report to Congress on China’s Air Defense Identification Zone
The following is the Jan. 30, 2015 Congressional Research Services report, China’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ). Read More
Report: China Building a Base 190 Miles from Contested Islands
China is building airstrips on islands less than 200 miles from the contested Japanese Senkaku Islands, according to a report in Kyodo News. Read More
Panel: U.S. and China Differ On Standards of Transparency
The United States and China, “are operating on two different playing fields” when it comes to transparency of their military activities and intentions in the Pacific, a former senior State Department official told a security forum at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) think tank on Wednesday. Read More