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Chinese Vessel Rams, Sinks Philippine Fishing Boat in Reed Bank
June 14, 2019
Chinese Vessel Rams, Sinks Philippine Fishing Boat in Reed Bank
Philippine crew rescued by Vietnamese fishermen in disputed South China Sea waters.
Chinese Vessel Rams, Sinks Philippine Fishing Boat in Reed Bank
Andrew Erickson and Ryan Martinson on China and the Maritime Gray Zone
May 14, 2019
Andrew Erickson and Ryan Martinson on China and the Maritime Gray Zone
How China thinks about and acts in the maritime gray zone, and what that means for the region’s future.  
Andrew Erickson and Ryan Martinson on China and the Maritime Gray Zone
Changes in China’s Coast Guard
January 30, 2019
Changes in China’s Coast Guard
An organizational reshuffle and new leadership both point to a more muscular, more assertive CCG.
Changes in China’s Coast Guard
The Early Returns of China’s Military Reforms
January 13, 2018
The Early Returns of China’s Military Reforms
China’s increased capability for joint operations means Taiwan must rethink the Chinese military threat.
The Early Returns of China’s Military Reforms
China’s Maritime Operation: The 'Gray Zone' in Black and White
May 18, 2017
China’s Maritime Operation: The 'Gray Zone' in Black and White
There is no problem in the “gray zone” because the “gray zone” does not exist.
China’s Maritime Operation: The 'Gray Zone' in Black and White
Crying Wolf? Contrary to Reports, No Dredges at Scarborough Shoal Yet
September 08, 2016
Crying Wolf? Contrary to Reports, No Dredges at Scarborough Shoal Yet
Images show Chinese Maritime Militia, not Barges, but Filipino Fishermen still blocked from Shoal.
Crying Wolf? Contrary to Reports, No Dredges at Scarborough Shoal Yet
Does China Care About the South China Sea Ruling?
July 15, 2016
Does China Care About the South China Sea Ruling?
And if not, can Beijing be made to care?
Does China Care About the South China Sea Ruling?
‘Little Blue Men:’ Doing China’s Dirty Work in the South China Sea
November 05, 2015
‘Little Blue Men:’ Doing China’s Dirty Work in the South China Sea
The Chinese Navy is not the only threat facing U.S. vessels in the South China Sea.
‘Little Blue Men:’ Doing China’s Dirty Work in the South China Sea
China’s Maritime Militia Upends Rules on Naval Warfare
August 10, 2015
China’s Maritime Militia Upends Rules on Naval Warfare
The use of fishing vessels as a maritime militia has profound legal implications.
China’s Maritime Militia Upends Rules on Naval Warfare
China Is Building a New South China Sea Fleet for its Maritime Militia
July 31, 2015
China Is Building a New South China Sea Fleet for its Maritime Militia
The move could lead to a further escalation in regional disputes.
China Is Building a New South China Sea Fleet for its Maritime Militia
China Wants Its Civilian Ships to Be Ready for War
June 12, 2015
China Wants Its Civilian Ships to Be Ready for War
Plus, Aung San Suu Kyi in China, Hong Kong's moment of truth, and what China thinks about FIFA. Friday China links.
China Wants Its Civilian Ships to Be Ready for War
Rethinking China’s Maritime Militia Policy
May 10, 2015
Rethinking China’s Maritime Militia Policy
The thinking behind China’s maritime militia policy is becoming increasingly obsolete.
Rethinking China’s Maritime Militia Policy
How Xi Jinping Came to Rule China
April 03, 2015
How Xi Jinping Came to Rule China
Plus, China's coast guard and "maritime militia," China-US competition, and the story of "orange brother."
How Xi Jinping Came to Rule China
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