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US should make bolder moves in the S China Sea

Its naval excursions are only a temporary response to Beijing's move to reclaim permanent islands and install equipment in the South China Sea.

The crew of China's South Sea Fleet taking part in a logistics supply drill near the James Shoal area in the South China Sea. Beijing claims sovereignty over nearly all of that sea on the basis of a segmented line that first appeared on Chinese maps in the 1940s, pitting it against several of its Asian neighbours.


After President Barack Obama's recent visits to Vietnam and Japan, the wider Asia-Pacific region has to wonder what the future holds as a dangerous geo-strategic rivalry develops between China and the United States. And considering the stakes, such worries are completely...

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