Asia Pacific Regional Developments

Title:

 After Natuna Incident, South China Sea Tensions Likely to Get Worse Before They Get Better

Author:

Carl Thayer

Source:

The Diplomat

Date:

 March 22, 2016

Description:

A recent high-level visitor to China told The Diplomat that he detected a new sense of urgency in Beijing to complete its consolidation of control over the South China Sea before the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal hands down its decision on the claims made by the Philippines against China.

Tags: South China Sea, UNCLOS, Arbitration, Freedom of navigation, India