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Sifting through South China Sea maritime issues

Bogor | Thu, June 15, 2017 | 12:51 pm
Sifting through South China Sea maritime issues Repatriated: Hundreds of Vietnamese fishermen wait for their repatriation to their home country from Batam, Riau Islands, on June 9. A Vietnamese coast guard vessel brings home the fishermen arrested over illegal fishing in Indonesian waters. (Antara/MN. Kanwa)

PREMIUM Tension in the South China Sea (SCS) is not receding despite the ruling of international arbitration on the territorial waters between the Philippines and China. Rivalry persists not only between maritime powers but also between the claimants. In particular, a spat between the United States and China has reached an alarming level for littoral Southeast Asian nations, as it may tilt the region&r...

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