The militarisation of South China Sea region and war of words between USA and China is once again in focus ahead of first ever High Level Indo-Pacific Dialogue being hosted by Jakarta amid India’s efforts to stabilise the region in partnership with several stakeholders.
China’s recent step to block designation of JeM chief Masood Azhar by UN Security Council could be a signal that Beijing will not be accommodative to a rules based world order or maintain UNCLOS amid South China Sea disputes.
There’s a new flash point in South China Sea — Thitu Island. China is claiming this island and bundle of low-lying sandbars off the Philippines coast. Filipino fishermen say they are being driven away from their traditional fishing grounds, by Chinese boats. Read More