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Trump’s Twitter diplomacy troubles US–China relations https://t.co/n33kc8rl37

Trump’s Twitter diplomacy troubles US–China relations https://t.co/n33kc8rl37

Author: Peter Layton, Griffith University As President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration approached, tensions in the South China Sea have continued to evolve. In mid-December it became apparent that China is militarising its newly built islands in the Spratly group. Soon after this became public, former Indonesian foreign minister Marty Natalegawa warned that the dispute might tear ASEAN apart . A few days later a Chinese Navy ship ‘stole ’ (or ‘discovered ’, according to China) a US unmanned underwater vessel (UUV) some 450 metres from a US Navy oceanographic ship sailing off the Philippine coast. The UUV incident occurred outside China’s nine-dash line territorial claim. The incident seemingly disregarded the procedures agreed upon in the US–China Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea, which have previously worked well in avoiding confrontations . Most importantly, it als...

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