Tags: LIGNET | Chinese | U.S. | Pivot Strategy | Senkaku Islands

LIGNET: Chinese Moves in Asian Waters Challenge US 'Pivot' Strategy

Image: LIGNET: Chinese Moves in Asian Waters Challenge US 'Pivot' Strategy Chinese and Vietnamese coast guard vessels patrol side by side near China's Haiyang Shiyou drilling rig on May 14, 2014. China recently deployed the rig within Vietnam's economic exclusion zone in the South China Sea. (Hoang Dinh Nam/AFP/Getty Images)

Friday, 16 May 2014 04:45 PM


Three emerging crises in the Asia Pacific illustrate China's new offensive posture and the need for a strong multinational response. Recent moves on China's north and south Pacific flanks include establishing of an air defense zone over the Senkaku Islands, building a base on a disputed reef in the Spratly Islands, and moving a deep-water drilling rig into coastal waters off Vietnam.

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