The U.S. long avoided being involved in the South China Sea disputes with China, but recently it changed tactics. How do you enforce international laws without escalating to military conflict? That’s the question the U.S. and the Philippines, among others, have struggled with as China has incrementally claimed and militarized islands across the South China Sea.
WSJ explains how the U.S. is ramping up its deterrence against China in the region as tensions are reaching a boiling point.
0:00 China controls 27 outposts across the sea
0:54 Importance of the South China Sea
2:43 China’s claim to the sea
4:48 How the U.S. and its allies are countering China
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