South China Sea | (Mis)construing China’s threat to the South China Sea

(Mis)construing China’s threat to the South China Sea

The deepening drumbeat for Washington to militarily confront Beijing in the controversial maritime territories should be considered with a healthy dose of skepticism

May 7, 2017 4:09 PM (UTC+8)
Guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) operates in the South China Sea as part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) in the South China Sea on October 13, 2016. Diana Quinlan/US Navy via Reuters.
Guided-missile destroyer USS Decatur (DDG 73) operates in the South China Sea as part of the Bonhomme Richard Expeditionary Strike Group (ESG) in the South China Sea on October 13, 2016. Diana Quinlan/US Navy via Reuters.