-(Forbes 20/12) The Arms Race In The South China Sea: China’s increasingly assertive attitude in the South China Sea has its neighbors worried.


-(The Hindu 19/12) India’s foray into South China Sea root cause of tensions: China’s political assertion in the Indian Ocean, especially Sri Lanka and Maldives, is a response to India’s moves in the South China Sea, a post on a Chinese website say.

-(SCMP 19/12) Donald Trump’s national strategy targets China, Russia ‘attempting to erode American security and prosperity’: US president said China and Russia ‘are determined to make economies less free and less fair, to grow their militaries’ and ‘expand their influence’.