Beijing defies US on South China Sea and raises pressure on Taiwan (Alexander Neill, International Institute for Strategic Studies)

A high-profile US–China meeting offers grounds for optimism, but both countries remain critical of the other’s goals and behaviour in the South China Sea. Meanwhile, an emboldened Xi Jinping has moved to increase political and military pressure on Taiwan.

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