-(National Interest 24/1) China Wants Confrontation in the South China Sea: “China’s goal in the South China Sea appears to be a gradual extension of its sovereignty to a maritime space the size of India.”

alt-(The Washington Post 22/1) China to U.S.: It’s your fault we are in the SCS: Beijing has a message for the Trump administration: The more ships you send to SCS, the more we will bolster our presence there.

-(SCMP 20/1) China ‘warns off’ US destroyer near South China Sea’s strategic Scarborough Shoal: Beijing insists on its claim over the islets as USS Hopper enters area, foreign ministry says.