James Fallows At The Atlantic: ‘More On That Ominous Chinese Maritime Announcement’

Full piece here.

‘Last night I mentioned the weirdly aggressive-sounding declaration from officials in Hainan, China’s southernmost island, that starting January 1 they would assert the right to stop and board vessels passing through anything they considered “Chinese” waters. That’s the entirety of the area shown within the red line at right, which covers many of the world’s major sea lanes.’

We’re going to need a plan.

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