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China Warns U.S. Surveillance Plane

May 21, 2015

Editor’s Note: The Caucus Brief will return on Monday, June 1st. China Warns U.S. Surveillance Plane. “The Chinese navy issued warnings eight times as a U.S. surveillance plane on Wednesday swooped over islands that Beijing is using to extend its zone of influence. The series of man-made islands and...

U.S. Admiral Calls on China to Explain South China Sea Land Reclamation

May 20, 2015

U.S. Admiral Calls on China to Explain South China Sea Land Reclamation. “The U.S. Navy’s second-most senior commander called on China to explain its land-reclamation works in the South China Sea and offered to support Southeast Asian countries if they choose to adopt a unified stance against Beijin...

China's Not Backing Down in the South China Sea

May 19, 2015

China’s Not Backing Down in the South China Sea. “Washington has no intention of sitting back and letting Beijing have all the fun in the contested South China Sea. For the most part, Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to Beijing this weekend offered him and his Chinese counterparts an opportunity...

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