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- (CNN 17/5) China using 'debtbook diplomacy' to spread its strategic aims in Asia Pacific: In some cases the huge debts grow to a size too large to pay back, allowing Beijing to leverage the loans to "acquire strategic assets or political influence over debtor nations."

-(The Diplomat 16/5) What’s in Indonesia’s Indo-Pacific Cooperation Concept? The articulation of ASEAN’s own Indo-Pacific concept may pre-empt competitive narratives from Washington or Beijing.

-(India Times 15/5) China's strategic intentions in Indo-Pacific destabilising, said Randall Schriver, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Defence, Asian and Pacific Security Affairs.

-(PhilStar 15/5) China to deploy fighter jets to SCS— think tank: In a matter of time, China will deploy fighter jets, significantly expand Beijing’s capability to project power in its outposts.

-(Atimes 14/5) China’s missiles in the SCS mean girding for war: Despite promises to not militarize reefs illegally seized, Beijing has done exactly that – and it will take force to change that.

alt-(AP 14/5) Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

-(News.com.au 13/5) Satellite images prove we can no longer ignore China’s military advances: Confronting new satellite images prove China is secretly defying Australia’s warning against military build-ups in the South China Sea.


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