• Indonesia-Australia Ties Joint Patrols in the South China Sea?

    Indonesia-Australia Ties Joint Patrols in the South China Sea?

    A proposal for “joint patrols” between Indonesia and Australia in the eastern part of the South China Sea, which was raised in October 2016, became highly publicised just before President Joko Widodo’s visit to Australia in February 2017.

  • South China Sea - 2015 Developments

    South China Sea - 2015 Developments

    The United States called in late 2015 for a halt to China's artificial island-building, and in recent weeks has tried to signal its determination to challenge Beijing over the disputed sea by sending military ships and planes near the islands.

  • South China Sea - 2015 Developments

    South China Sea - 2015 Developments

    The United States called in late 2015 for a halt to China's artificial island-building, and in recent weeks has tried to signal its determination to challenge Beijing over the disputed sea by sending military ships and planes near the islands.

  • East Sea

    East Sea

    Vietnam is often described as the most assertive opponent of China’s expansion into the 3.5 million-square-km sea since around 2010. It competes with China to reclaim land in the Spratly chain and has criticized Beijing’s control of the Paracel Islands, which lie east of Vietnam and southwest of Hong Kong.

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