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What are Beijing’s motivations?

The South China Sea dispute

In the first part of this special section on the South China Sea dispute, Henk Schulte Nordholt discusses Beijing’s motivations in the geopolitical affair. Nordholt looks at what grounds the Chinese authorities use to base their claim on and how they intend to shift the balance in their favor.


Henk Schulte Nordholt


2016, Special Section, Analyses, South China Sea, Dispute, Zuid-Chinese Zee, AP3-2016

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What are Beijing’s motivations?

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