China’s Luconia Shoals Gambit Part of a Larger Picture

South China Sea starts to boil

By: Vivian Louis Forbes and B A Hamzah

The brewing tensions in the Luconia Shoals of the waters of the South China Sea as Chinese Coast Guard vessels harass Malaysian drill rigs and supply ships reflect a troubling enlargement of the contest playing itself out between Washington, DC and Beijing, drawing in the littoral nations lining the sea.

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