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China is asserting itself in the South China Sea, resulting in disputes over maritime boundaries that affect things like fishing rights, access to natural gas reserves, and strategic control of important shipping lanes. Many nations are involved, including the United States, which has enjoyed virtually unchallenged naval supremacy since the World War II era. But a rising China is investing in modernizing its fleet and flexing its maritime muscle.


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Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The mission of Kissinger Institute on China and the United States is to ensure that informed engagement remains the cornerstone of U.S.-China relations.  Read more