3 motives for China’s land reclamation in S China Sea: professor

Want China Times
Date: 2015-07-24
By: Staff Reporter

On July 22, Tokyo-based The Nikkei published an interview with Shi Yinhong, a professor with the School of International Studies at Renmin University of China, on US-China relations and the South China Sea disputes.

Below is a translation of parts of the interview

Nikkei: In June the US and China held the Strategic and Economic Dialogue in Washington. Many people seem to think that it was limited in what it achieved.

Shi: Over the last year or two, due to hacking incidents and the South China Sea land reclamation efforts, tensions have been heightened in the strategic relationship between the US and China, more so than ever before. Although they were able to cooperate successfully on the Iran nuclear agreement and on trilateral cooperation with Afghanistan, they are still locked in competition with one another along with having a lack of mutual trust.     [FULL  STORY]

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