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Why The Showdown In The South China Sea Is Far From Over

It’s a strategic and political impossibility for China meekly to accept the Court of Arbitration’s ruling and withdraw its claim. Had that at any time been under consideration, China would have joined proceedings in The Hague and argued its case. That’s not to suggest, however, that China lacks options.

Read Here – The National Interest

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The South China Sea Is Really A Fishery Dispute

Given its power and recent assertiveness in the South China Sea, China’s interests deserve special attention. Aside from enlarging China’s security perimeter, China’s regional interests can be roughly lumped into three “P”s—politics, petroleum, and proteins (fish). The last of these interests, competition over dwindling SCS fisheries, may be most consequential in driving competition, but has not received sufficient analytic attention.

Read Here – The Diplomat

China And The South China Sea arbitration: What Next?

The arbitration verdict has all the characteristics of an event that strongly undermines China’s bargaining position – challenging the legality of key aspects of China’s South China Sea policy and equipping rival claimants, the United States, and Japan, with legal language to criticise Chinese actions from a moral high ground.

Read Here – European Council on Foreign 

A Court You’ve Never Heard Of Is About To Raise The Stakes In The South China Sea

An obscure court in The Hague will soon issue a ruling likely to inflame tensions in the South China Sea and force Washington to clarify how far it is willing to go to defend its allies in Manila.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

The Looming Rare Earth Battle

A dozen Chinese rare earth companies have formed an industrial alliance to sue Japan’s Hitachi Metals for holding invalid patents and infringing patent rights of Chinese companies. The legal process could start in early September in the United States and China. At the center of the dispute is something called a neodymium iron boron magnet, a major product that accounts for half of rare earth consumption.

Read Here – China Daily

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