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US 2019 Defense Bill Calls for Public Reporting on China's Militarization Activities in the South China Sea
August 03, 2018

US 2019 Defense Bill Calls for Public Reporting on China's Militarization Activities in the South China Sea

By Ankit Panda
The 2019 NDAA calls on the U.S. Department of Defense to make public Chinese militarization activities in the South China Sea.

China’s New Missiles in the Spratlys May be a Turning Point
June 14, 2018

China’s New Missiles in the Spratlys May be a Turning Point

By Steven Stashwick
There is no longer any reason for China to acknowledge the diplomatic fig leaf of Xi Jinping’s “militarization” assurance.
What China’s RIMPAC Exclusion Means for US Allies
May 26, 2018

What China’s RIMPAC Exclusion Means for US Allies

By Nicole L. Freiner
Japan, in particular, was likely encouraged.

China Deploys Long-Range Anti-Ship and Anti-Air Missiles to Spratly Islands For First Time
May 05, 2018

China Deploys Long-Range Anti-Ship and Anti-Air Missiles to Spratly Islands For First Time

By Steven Stashwick
Missiles are unambiguous 'militarization' of disputed islands.

China Signaling it May Finally 'Militarize' the South China Sea Officially
January 25, 2018

China Signaling it May Finally 'Militarize' the South China Sea Officially

By Steven Stashwick
Response to U.S. warship reveals pretext for deployments to Spratly Islands bases.

South China Sea Militarization: Fighters in the Paracels and Combat Logistics
December 06, 2017

South China Sea Militarization: Fighters in the Paracels and Combat Logistics

By Steven Stashwick
China admits deployment of jets to Woody Island, tests ability to keep islands supplied.

Rocket System on Fiery Cross Reef Highlights Problem of Defining 'Militarization'
May 22, 2017

Rocket System on Fiery Cross Reef Highlights Problem of Defining 'Militarization'

By Steven Stashwick
Lack of a useful U.S. definition helps China deflect criticism.
New Chinese Missile Installations in Spratlys?
February 28, 2017

New Chinese Missile Installations in Spratlys?

By Steven Stashwick
Structures might house long-range SAMs as China inches closer to "militarization" of islands.

Ambiguous Trump Policies Might Accelerate China’s Militarization in the South China Sea
January 25, 2017

Ambiguous Trump Policies Might Accelerate China’s Militarization in the South China Sea

By Steven Stashwick
China could use threats to block its Spratly bases to bolster their military capabilities.

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