US warship challenges China’s territorial water

US warship challenges China’s territorial water

US warship challenges China’s territorial water The USS Dewey guided missile destroyer has reportedly sailed within 12 nautical miles of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea, apparently challenging Beijing’s sovereignty claims over disputed island chain. If indeed the USS Dewey sailed within 12 nautical miles of the disputed land, then Washington seemingly violated […]

China Owns the South China Sea

China Owns the South China Sea

China lays claim to much of the South China Sea, despite competing claims from Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Brunei. In square opposition to its neighbors’ claims, China has added to regional tensions by building artificial islands in the sea, complete with military installations. It’s far from the first time that Beijing has clashed […]