South China Sea row risks wider clashes

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From January through May, the South China Sea dispute continued to trend in a negative direction. Consistent with the pattern of developments over the past several years, the dispute continued to be characterized by an action-reaction dynamic in which attempts by one or other of the claimants – most notably, China, the Philippines and Vietnam – to uphold its territorial or jurisdictional claims led to protests and countermoves from the other claimants. 

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