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South China Sea: Flights to Fiery Cross Reef the New Normal; By Carlyle A. Thayer

CAS article no. 0011/2016 Courtesy: Thayer Consultancy Background Brief, January 8, 2016. Background Briefing: We request your assessment of the following issues: Q1. What do you conclude about China’s latest move of conducting more flights of aircraft to Fiery Cross Reef? ANSWER: China is now consolidating its civilian presence on its artificial islands to demonstrate its “indisputable sovereignty” over them. China always uses civilian means to advance its territorial claims. We can expect… Read Article →