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South China Sea: US, China Tussle Over Military Overflight
August 28, 2018
South China Sea: US, China Tussle Over Military Overflight
The United States continues to highlight Chinese rule-breaking in the South China Sea.
South China Sea: US, China Tussle Over Military Overflight
China's Island Build-Up: The View From Space
July 11, 2018
China's Island Build-Up: The View From Space
Satellite images reveal the scope of China's expanded presence.
China's Island Build-Up: The View From Space
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
Missiles are unambiguous 'militarization' of disputed islands.
China Deploys Long-Range Anti-Ship and Anti-Air Missiles to Spratly Islands For First Time
South China Sea: China Deploys Jamming Equipment
April 10, 2018
South China Sea: China Deploys Jamming Equipment
New imagery shows a suspected deployment of electronic warfare equipment to the Spratlys.
South China Sea: China Deploys Jamming Equipment
New Photographs Show China's South China Sea Artificial Islands Like You've Never Seen Them
February 07, 2018
New Photographs Show China's South China Sea Artificial Islands Like You've Never Seen Them
A look at China's militarization of its artificial islands in high resolution.
New Photographs Show China's South China Sea Artificial Islands Like You've Never Seen Them
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'
Lack of a useful U.S. definition helps China deflect criticism.
Rocket System on Fiery Cross Reef Highlights Problem of Defining 'Militarization'
China's A2/AD Challenge in the South China Sea: Securing the Air From the Ground
May 19, 2017
China's A2/AD Challenge in the South China Sea: Securing the Air From the Ground
Aerial defense and surface-to-air systems are increasingly a focus for the People's Liberation Army.
China's A2/AD Challenge in the South China Sea: Securing the Air From the Ground
How the South China Sea Could Heat Up Again in 2017
February 09, 2017
How the South China Sea Could Heat Up Again in 2017
The South China Sea could heat up as the year goes on.
How the South China Sea Could Heat Up Again in 2017
It's Official: Xi Jinping Breaks His Non-Militarization Pledge in the Spratlys
December 16, 2016
It's Official: Xi Jinping Breaks His Non-Militarization Pledge in the Spratlys
In China's own words, Beijing is now building what it sees as "necessary military facilities" in the South China Sea.
It's Official: Xi Jinping Breaks His Non-Militarization Pledge in the Spratlys
China: US Report 'Deliberately Distorted' China's Defense Policy
May 17, 2016
China: US Report 'Deliberately Distorted' China's Defense Policy
The Chinese government has rejected a recent U.S. report on its military.
China: US Report 'Deliberately Distorted' China's Defense Policy
South China Sea: US Navy Destroyer Asserts Freedom of Navigation Near Fiery Cross Reef
May 10, 2016
South China Sea: US Navy Destroyer Asserts Freedom of Navigation Near Fiery Cross Reef
The USS William P. Lawrence conducted an innocent passage near Fiery Cross Reef.
South China Sea: US Navy Destroyer Asserts Freedom of Navigation Near Fiery Cross Reef
China Defends Airstrip Construction in the South China Sea
January 06, 2016
China Defends Airstrip Construction in the South China Sea
After the first test landing on a new runway in the Spratly, China is highlighting the civilian uses for its airstrip.
China Defends Airstrip Construction in the South China Sea
Vietnam Protests as China Lands Civilian Aircraft on Newly Constructed Spratly Airstrip
January 03, 2016
Vietnam Protests as China Lands Civilian Aircraft on Newly Constructed Spratly Airstrip
The Vietnamese foreign ministry described the move as a "serious infringement" of its sovereignty.
Vietnam Protests as China Lands Civilian Aircraft on Newly Constructed Spratly Airstrip
China Stations Combat Aircraft on South China Sea Island
November 10, 2015
China Stations Combat Aircraft on South China Sea Island
Beijing has deployed fourth-generation fighter aircraft to Woody Island in the South China Sea.
China Stations Combat Aircraft on South China Sea Island
What China's 'Militarization' of the South China Sea Would Actually Look Like
November 05, 2015
What China's 'Militarization' of the South China Sea Would Actually Look Like
A closer look at the specific military concerns posed by China's artificial islands.
What China's 'Militarization' of the South China Sea Would Actually Look Like
A Legal Analysis of the Philippine-China Arbitration Ruling
November 02, 2015
A Legal Analysis of the Philippine-China Arbitration Ruling
The ruling offers a glimpse into what to expect in the decision on the merits.
A Legal Analysis of the Philippine-China Arbitration Ruling
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