China’s new wave of assertiveness in the South China Sea

[The Strategist/ The National Interest] Since 1 May, China has deployed the Haiyang Shiyou 981 floating oil rig off the central coast of Vietnam for an exploratory mission. Vietnam has been infuriated as the rig has been parked well within Vietnam’s lawful Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), just 120 nm from its maritime baseline. It has also caused widespread concerns across the region. Continue reading “China’s new wave of assertiveness in the South China Sea”

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