A Look Ahead To The Flash Point In The South China Sea

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/186286686/186286679" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

Guests

Michael Sullivan, journalist covering Asia
Chris Johnson, senior adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Ngo-Vinh Long, professor of Asian history, University of Maine

Beijing continues to pressure its neighbors over strings of disputed areas in the South China Sea that reportedly hold massive deposits of oil and gas. The ongoing disputes raise serious questions about China's goals in the region and how the United States should address escalating tensions.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.