China’s New ‘Standard Map’ Does Not Mean What You Think It Means
By Mark Raymond and David A. Welch
Nothing in the map suggests that China is making a novel territorial claim. In fact, Beijing may be quietly walking one particularly questionable claim back.
Dog Fight over the South China Sea?
By Sribala Subramanian
A Chinese action movie may offer a preview of conflicts yet to unfold.
Unmanned Systems in China’s Maritime ‘Gray Zone Operations’
By Prakash Panneerselvam
While China's autonomous underwater technologies are predominantly used for marine scientific research, they can also be used for military activities.
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.
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.
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.
China’s Coast Guard Law Challenges Rule-Based Order
By Wataru Okada
The international community must respond to China’s maritime coercion.
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.
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.
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.
Amid a Pandemic, China Ramps Up Maritime ‘Micro-Aggressions’
By Ben Lowsen
Beijing is putting up a brash front to hide its growing insecurity.
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.