Remember when South East Asia was important

Written by Srini Sitaraman. Growing Chinese assertiveness and rapid construction has virtually transformed the South China Sea into ‘a Chinese lake.’ Satellite images reveal that Chinese crews are shoring up reefs, constructing fortified buildings and runways, and placing radars and anti-aircraft defense mechanisms on the occupied islets. By forcibly occupying these island chains and reefs and […]

via Act East: The India-Vietnam Comprehensive Strategic Partnership — China Policy Institute: Analysis

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