September 28, 2022
Containing China’s Maritime Power: A Question of Capability and Intent
By Paul D. Scott and Mark S. Cogan
China’s foreign policy assertiveness and the posturing of “wolf warrior diplomacy” have generated serious concerns about Beijing's intentions – especially at sea.
June 29, 2022
China’s Vast Maritime Claims Are Becoming Reality
By Raymond Powell
Recent comments from Chinese officials highlight how Beijing purposefully conflates existing legal terminology with its own extralegal claims.
October 18, 2021
Pacific Nations Have an Interest in Challenging China’s Expansive Maritime Claims
By Phuong Vu
Small island nations have a strong reason to prevent the de facto acceptance of Beijing's interpretations of international law.
April 28, 2021
China’s Coast Guard Law Challenges Rule-Based Order
By Wataru Okada
The international community must respond to China’s maritime coercion.
February 04, 2021
Japan Expresses Concern to UK Over New Chinese Coast Guard Law
By Associated Press
From maritime security to human rights concerns, China featured heavily in a meeting between the Japanese and British foreign and defense ministers.
January 29, 2021
China’s Coast Guard Law: Destabilizing or Reassuring?
By Shuxian Luo
The new law represents an integral step toward clarifying and standardizing the operations of the China Coast Guard, but that hasn't stopped regional unease.
May 05, 2020
Concert of Indo-Pacific: An Option for Peace and Order in the East Asian Seas
By Thuc D. Pham
Suggestions for lasting peace in the South China Sea and beyond need to incorporate small and medium states as well.
May 02, 2020
Amid a Pandemic, China Ramps Up Maritime ‘Micro-Aggressions’
By Ben Lowsen
Beijing is putting up a brash front to hide its growing insecurity.
January 30, 2019
Changes in China’s Coast Guard
By Ying Yu Lin
An organizational reshuffle and new leadership both point to a more muscular, more assertive CCG.
August 16, 2017
Chinese Double Standards in the Maritime Domain
By Tuan N. Pham
Beijing clearly understands its maritime rights, but does not necessarily tolerate and accept the same rights for others.
May 08, 2017
China Coast Guard’s New ‘Monster’ Ship Completes Maiden Patrol in South China Sea
By Franz-Stefan Gady
The world’s largest coast guard cutter conducted its first patrol in the contested waters this month.
January 24, 2017
China's Maritime Great Wall in the South and East China Seas
By Samir Tata
China is building a maritime cordon sanitaire.