This episode explores the ramifications of the UNCLOS ruling by an arbitral tribunal on July 12, 2016 over China’s constructions of several artificial islands in the South China Sea with Peter Dutton of the U.S. Naval War College.
As a vital artery of trade for many of the world’s largest economies, the South China Sea has garnered significant attention. Reports on the South China Sea frequently misrepresent the value of trade that annually transits the waterway. Learn more about trade flows in the region with this ChinaPower exclusive.
Maritime disputes in the South China Sea present an array of potential flashpoints between countries. China in particular has actively employed its coast guard and other maritime law enforcement agencies to project power and assert sovereignty throughout the region.