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China Coast Guard’s New ‘Monster’ Ship Completes Maiden Patrol in South China Sea
May 08, 2017
China Coast Guard’s New ‘Monster’ Ship Completes Maiden Patrol in South China Sea
The world’s largest coast guard cutter conducted its first patrol in the contested waters this month.
China Coast Guard’s New ‘Monster’ Ship Completes Maiden Patrol in South China Sea
China's Maritime Great Wall in the South and East China Seas
January 24, 2017
China's Maritime Great Wall in the South and East China Seas
China is building a maritime cordon sanitaire.
China's Maritime Great Wall in the South and East China Seas
India Should Tread Carefully on Missile Sale to Vietnam
January 18, 2017
India Should Tread Carefully on Missile Sale to Vietnam
It's important for India not to go out of its way to involve itself in China's maritime disputes.
India Should Tread Carefully on Missile Sale to Vietnam
Is China’s Coast Guard About to Field a Modified PLA Warship?
June 03, 2016
Is China’s Coast Guard About to Field a Modified PLA Warship?
Images of a new vessel suggest that the China Coast Guard is inducting a new PLA warship into its ranks.
Is China’s Coast Guard About to Field a Modified PLA Warship?
Can China Jump-Start Its Maritime Silk Road in 2016?
February 12, 2016
Can China Jump-Start Its Maritime Silk Road in 2016?
A Chinese official mentions plans for the MSR in 2016 -- but nothing truly new.
Can China Jump-Start Its Maritime Silk Road in 2016?
Beijing Builds ‘Monster’ Ship for Patrolling the South China Sea
January 13, 2016
Beijing Builds ‘Monster’ Ship for Patrolling the South China Sea
According to Chinese state media, the ship will be the largest coast guard vessel in the world.
Beijing Builds ‘Monster’ Ship for Patrolling the South China Sea
China’s Maritime Trap
October 24, 2015
China’s Maritime Trap
China needs to rethink its approach to its maritime disputes.
China’s Maritime Trap
How China Is Expanding Its Coast Guard
July 30, 2015
How China Is Expanding Its Coast Guard
Beijing is converting old frigates into coastguard patrol vessels.
How China Is Expanding Its Coast Guard
Improving Order in the East China Sea
May 04, 2015
Improving Order in the East China Sea
A stronger Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea is vital for avoiding the threat posed by interstate incidents at sea.
Improving Order in the East China Sea
China Slams US as 'Kibitzer on South China Sea'
March 23, 2015
China Slams US as 'Kibitzer on South China Sea'
In response to a letter by four US Senators to the Departments of Defense and State, Beijing tries to ridicule the US.
China Slams US as 'Kibitzer on South China Sea'
Chinese Maritime Activism: Strategy Or Vagary?
December 18, 2014
Chinese Maritime Activism: Strategy Or Vagary?
A new study questions the conventional wisdom of a coordinated national strategy.
Chinese Maritime Activism: Strategy Or Vagary?
China’s Charm Offensive: A Temporary, Tactical Change
December 17, 2014
China’s Charm Offensive: A Temporary, Tactical Change
China is playing nice for now, but there are cracks in its friendly smile.
China’s Charm Offensive: A Temporary, Tactical Change
China’s Maritime Machinations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
December 10, 2014
China’s Maritime Machinations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Beijing needs to improve its image on the South China Sea. A new white paper is a positive first step.
China’s Maritime Machinations: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
The Militarization of China’s Coast Guard
November 21, 2014
The Militarization of China’s Coast Guard
Plans for China’s still nascent coast guard suggest troubled times ahead in disputed waters.
The Militarization of China’s Coast Guard
Chinese Fishermen in Troubled Waters
October 23, 2014
Chinese Fishermen in Troubled Waters
Strategic issues are not the only driver behind the recent incidents involving Chinese fishermen.
Chinese Fishermen in Troubled Waters
China’s 4 Principles in the South China Sea Dispute
September 16, 2014
China’s 4 Principles in the South China Sea Dispute
China is slowly crafting a policy for its regional maritime disputes. Could it open the door to negotiation?
China’s 4 Principles in the South China Sea Dispute
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