Great Wall of China and South China Sea: Historical Parallels

Highly recommended: The WSJ‘s Andrew Browne on parallels between China’s Great Wall, which was erected at a time of debate about the country’s role in the world, and their current claims in the South China Sea: Echoes of this history reverberate today in the South China Sea, where China is building massive fortifications — artificial […]

NYT’s “Snow Fall”-like South China Sea multimedia story

Online today: a “Snow Fall“-like New York Times Magazine multimedia feature on the South China Sea. The piece uses an in-depth, narrative text story about a visit to a Filipino outpost to examine how China and other countries are vying for control in the resource-rich area. There are videos, images, sounds, maps (like the one […]

WSJ on what the U.S.-Taiwan jet deal could mean for the S. China Sea dispute

An interesting story in today’s Wall Street Journal looks at what the U.S.-Taiwan jet issue means for the South China Sea dispute and China’s relations with Southeast Asian nations: The Philippines and Indonesia shook off any concerns over a U.S. decision to forego selling new fighter jets to Taiwan, despite fears it could signal a […]