Claimant Tactics in the South China Sea: By the Numbers

by Christopher Yung and Patrick McNulty

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 314

Publisher: Washington, DC: East-West Center
Publication Date: June 16, 2015
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Christopher Yung and Patrick McNulty, former researchers at National Defense University in Washington, explain that "The Chinese argue that the U.S. 'pivot' to Asia emboldened China's rivals to act provocatively in the region, thus triggering Chinese actions...[but this] is not borne out by the data."

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