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Regional Roundup for Week of 7.22.16

Regional Roundup for Week of 7.22.16


Shockwaves still ripple from the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s award on South China Sea last week. China is hardening its stance as Philippines and other Chinese neighbors are trying to figure out what to do. Meanwhile, Myanmar continues to be ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 7.15.2016

Regional Roundup for Week of 7.15.2016


LEADERS Hague Tribunal Rejects Beijing’s Claims in South China Sea – NYT The panel delivered a sweeping rebuke on Tuesday of China’s behavior, deciding that its expansive claim to sovereignty over the waters had no legal basis. // Skeptics are of ...

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On the Rocks: China’s expected response to tribunal decision threatens to undo soft power gains

On the Rocks: China's expected response to tribunal decision threatens to undo soft power gains


The Permanent Court of Arbitration is set to rule tomorrow on a case brought by the Philippine government over China’s attempts to claim almost the entire South China Sea as sovereign territory. Beijing has boycotted the tribunal and betting the ...

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Yuxi begins experiment as one of China’s ‘Sponge Cities’

Yuxi begins experiment as one of China's 'Sponge Cities'


The city of Yuxi (玉溪) in central Yunnan is one of several municipalities across China to implement a green infrastructure pilot program meant to alleviate urban flooding while also curbing future water shortages. The so-called "Sponge Cities" (海绵城市) initiative is a ...

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Regional Roundup for Week of 7.8.16

Regional Roundup for Week of 7.8.16


News this week seems overly gloomy, continued trouble in the South China Sea, attacks in Indonesia and Malaysia, Muslims seeking refuge in Burma, brutality in the Philippines…so let’s end the digest on a positive note. Who doesn’t want to see ...

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South China Sea (April 25, 2006) - USS Mobile Bay (CG 53), USS Russell (DDG 59) and USS Shoup (DDG 86) perform a Pass Exercise with the HTMS Rattanakosin (FSG 441) of the Royal Thai Navy in the South China Sea. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) and embarked Carrier Air Wing Two (CVW 2) are currently underway to the western Pacific for a scheduled six-month deployment. U.S. Navy photo by Intelligence Specialist 1st Class John J. Torres (RELEASED)

Regional Roundup for Week of 6.30.16


It's about time to head up to the poop deck to keep watch for the ruling on the Philippines case against China over the South China Seas. If this summer isn't hot enough already, the temperature is about to increase ...

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