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South China Sea: the Second Front of the US-China Confrontation

... February 11, 2019, two U.S. guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance and USS Preble, passed 12 nautical miles of the Mischief Reef of the Spratly Islands, which by decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the South China Sea Arbitration, the Philippines v. China, were not recognized as islands, as insisted by Beijing, but as lowtide elevations that do not generate entitlement to maritime zones [ 1 ]. Accordingly, the passage of warships at any distance from them, as well as the implementation ...


South China Sea — Hague Tribunal and Military Tensions

... to growth of both American and Chinese military activities in the region. This will consequently cause further escalation, including an increased likelihood of an armed conflict. At the same time court decision may pave the way for the resolution of territorial disputes in the South China Sea based on compromise. President of the Philippines Rodrigo Duterte has repeatedly made it clear that he will be using the court ruling as a starting point for a new round of talks with Beijing. His readiness for dialogue with the PRC has caused certain concerns in Tokyo and Washington . The ...


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