This is a weekly look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves.
POMPEO SKIPS CHINA ON ASIA VISIT
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is visiting Asia this week but steering clear of China amid impasses with Beijing over trade, Taiwan and the South China Sea.
A stalemate in the Trump administration’s nuclear talks with North Korea will also feature highly on Pompeo’s agenda.Read More…