Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Can China Enforce It's South China Sea Claims?

Map showing the location of Chinese bases in Hainan and reclaimed islands and infrastructure in the South China Sea.

Mike Yeo, USNI News: Analysis: Can China Enforce a South China Sea Air-Defense Identification Zone?

Is China about to declare an Air-Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the South China Sea? And how effectively would it be able to enforce such a zone?

The idea that China would declare a South China Sea ADIZ is not new, having been around since China declared one over part of the East China Sea in 2013. However, the very unfavourable ruling by the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea Permanent Court of Arbitration on overlapping claims between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea that invalidated most of China’s claims have again stoked worries that China will now declare one in retaliation, with Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin saying such a move could be an option if Beijing felt threatened.

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More News On The South China Sea Crisis

China seals off part of South China Sea for military drills -- Telegraph
China closing part of South China Sea for military exercises: report -- Sydney Morning Herald
China deploys bombers, closes part of South China Sea to assert control -- Economic Times
China to Hold Naval Exercises in South China Sea -- VOA
China Closes Part Of South China Sea, Holds War Games, After Disappointing Court Ruling -- Forbes
Chinese Admiral Warns of 'Disaster' for US Patrols in South China Sea -- Sputnik
Beijing announces S. China Sea drills, warns foreign navy patrols could end in ‘disaster’ -- RT
PLA Navy ‘ready’ to counter aggression in South China Sea -- South China Morning Post
Philippines says it rejected China offer of talks on South China Sea -- Reuters
Vietnam Careful, Not Jubilant After South China Sea Ruling Against China -- Huffington Post
Myanmar wades in to South China Sea ruling with a balancing act -- Myanmar Times
Preparing for China’s next move in the South China Sea -- Dean Cheng, The Hill
Beijing announces new plans for breaking international law in the South China Sea -- Steve Mollman, Quartz
An international court ruled against China and its maritime activity on the South China Sea. What comes next? -- Rafiq Dossani, US News and World Report
Shaping China’s Response to the South China Sea Ruling -- Bonnie S. Glaser, National Interest

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