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Category: CommentaryFor China, naval strategy is a means to force the US to adjust its geopolitical position in the Western Pacific to accommodate its rise. The Chinese intention is to edge the US out of the Western Pacific and to dislodge it from its current forward military presence, leaving the South China Sea and Taiwan to a Chinese sphere of influence.
Category: SecurityExpanding the Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea, which was signed between 21 navies during the Western Pacific Naval Symposium in Qingdao back in April 2014, to maritime law enforcement agencies, irregular maritime forces and submarines appears a more practical way forward to ameliorate the risks of maritime forces buildup in the Asia-Pacific.
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