December 23, 2016
Tensions continue to ripple across the South China Sea. A Chinese Navy ship seized a U.S. Navy submersible research drone, in international waters. China returned the drone, but not before President-elect Donald Trump accused the Chinese of “stealing.”
China is undertaking an island-building program, increasing naval patrols and extending territorial claims in the South China Sea. In April, socionomist Chuck Thompson looked at China’s actions and the potential for conflict.
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