Request the government of China stop all unlawful acts of construction and militarization in the South China Sea


Request the government of China stop all unlawful acts of construction and militarization in the South China Sea. China has ruined the status quo in the region, directly threatened the freedom of navigation, jeopardized the regional security and maritime environment, and violated international law by its construction of new military facilities in the Spratly Archipelago … Continue reading Request the government of China stop all unlawful acts of construction and militarization in the South China Sea

China’s Oil Rig Gambit: South China Sea Game-Changer?


China's Oil Rig Gambit: South China Sea Game-Changer? China’s placement of a state-owned oil rig in the South China Sea was unexpected, provocative and illegal. By Carl Thayer May 12, 2014 China’s placement of the giant state-owned oil rig HD-981 in Block 143 inside Vietnam’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) on May 2 was unexpected, provocative and … Continue reading China’s Oil Rig Gambit: South China Sea Game-Changer?

The Paracel Islands and Spratly Islands Belong to Vietnam


The Paracel Islands and Spratly Islands Belong to Vietnam The Paracel and Spratly archipelagos have been considered Vietnamese territories for many centuries. These islands have both strategic and economic significance, and are now being claimed by many countries including China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, and Brunei making it a political hotspot in the region. This … Continue reading The Paracel Islands and Spratly Islands Belong to Vietnam