Possible triggers of conflict in the South China Sea

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B.A Hamzah


The fast moving security situation in the South China Sea has defied sensible predictions. The present calm situation could be just a lull before a big storm. Or, it could also just be simmering with nothing earth-shaking taking place. Despite reassuring words from the outgoing Chinese Premier Li Peng at Kuala Lumpur in August 1997, recent events involving Manila and Beijing in the Spratlys do not bode well for maritime security in the region. (Copied from article).


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HAMZAH, B.A. Possible triggers of conflict in the South China Sea. JATI - JOURNAL OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES, [S.l.], v. 4, p. 86-96, sep. 2017. ISSN 2600-8653. Available at: <https://jati.um.edu.my/article/view/6483>. Date accessed: 22 may 2019.