Why is China militarising the South China Sea?
Date of Issue2015
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
Recent Western reports confirm that China is militarising disputed reefs and shoals in the South China Sea. China will obtain no military benefit from this but will simply acquire some weak naval bases at the cost of antagonising rival claimants.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries, 113-15
Nanyang Technological University