China’s aggressive assertion of maritime controls over the South China Sea is increasing the risk of a future war in Asia, according to an Australian think tank.
The Sydney-based Lowy Institute for International Policy said Chinese military activities in both South and East China Seas, combined with China’s growing demands for resources and greater assertiveness, is the basis for the assessment.
“The sea lanes of Indo-Pacific Asia are becoming more crowded, contested and vulnerable to armed strife,” the study said. “Naval and air forces are being strengthened amid shifting balances of economic strategic weight.” The report was written by Rory Medcalf and Raoul Heinrichs.
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