Chinese Foreign Policy

Title:

 As World Watches Kim, China Quietly Builds South China Sea Clout

Author:

Jason Koutsoukis and Dan Murtaugh

Source:

Bloomberg

Date:

Seotember 6, 2017

Description:

As Kim Jong Un’s antics in North Korea capture global attention, China is quietly moving to bolster its grip on disputed territory in the South China Sea. Last month, a Philippine lawmaker released photos he said showed Chinese fishing, coast guard and navy vessels surrounding a Philippine-occupied isle in the Spratly island chain, preventing planned repairs to a runway. Vietnam in July halted drilling in an area leased to Spain’s Repsol S.A, amid reports it did so under Chinese duress.

Tags: South China Sea, Duterte Foreign Policy, ASEAN-China Relations, North Korea, Le Thi Thu Hang, Lu Kang