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2019-05-31  |  BY SCSPI

An Incomplete Report on U.S. Military Activities

in the South China Sea in 2018


CONTENT

I. Intensive FONOPS
II. Increasing Deployment of Strategic Weapons
III. More Targeted Military Exercises and Cooperations
IV. Intensive and All-dimensional Reconnaissance Operations
V. Urging Allies and Partners to Join Hands to Pressure China
VI. Advocating war rhetoric and showing the motive to pulling chestnuts from the fire


 

In 2018, the U.S. armed forces continued to carry out intensive military activities in the South China Sea, with the freedom of navigation operations(FONOPS) and reconnaissance flights conducted continuously, and its strategic weapon platforms and cutting-edge weapons coming in and out of the region frequently. The U.S. has also actively carried out the soft power diplomacy, encouraged its allies and partners to interfere in the South China Sea affairs, and continuously expanded its military influence in the region by means of joint military exercises, military diplomacy and arms sales. Some senior U.S. officials have vigorously propagated the war against China with clear intention of containment and deterrence……

 

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SCSPI

With a view to maintaining and promoting the peace, stability and prosperity of the South China Sea, Peking University Institute of Ocean Research has launched the South China Sea Strategic Situation Probing Initiative (SCSPI). The Initiative aims to integrate intellectual resources and open source information worldwide and keep track of important actions and major policy changes of key stakeholders and other parties involved. It will provide professional data services and analysis reports to parties concerned, helping them keep competition under control, and with a view to seek partnerships.

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