Chapter Six: Asia

  title={Chapter Six: Asia},
  journal={The Military Balance},
  pages={219 - 314}
  • Published 2018
  • The Military Balance
China and member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations agreed a framework for a code of conduct in the area, in May 2017. The reality, however, was that Beijing further strengthened its military bases in the South China Sea, on the features it had physically expanded after 2012. At the same time, it continued to engage in coercive behaviour there. For the Chinese Communist Party and the PLA, securing greater control of South China Sea features and surrounding waters was evidently… Expand
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