Friday, July 01, 2016

Scuffle in the South China Sea #54

China has stated the Hague has no jurisdiction over the South China Sea disputes and will not accept the arbitration.

Mapping China's rise with regards to its blue water navy.

The Chinese Maritime Militia gets profiled.

The US has countered it does support the arbitration.

The USS Coronado, an Independence class LCS/corvette, has been fitted with Harpoon antiship missiles and is being deployed to the Western Pacific.  It will, in part, patrol the South China Sea.

Philippines hopes for a 'soft landing' in the arbitration.

The Economist's take on Indonesia's annoyance over the South China Sea issue.

This is the Indonesian F-16 that intercepted the Malaysian C-130 over the South China Sea.

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