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China Uses Deep-Sea Oil Exploration to Push Its Maritime Claims

May 8, 2014 | 10:08 GMT
A China National Offshore Oil Corp. oil rig in the Bohai Sea off China's northeastern coast.
A China National Offshore Oil Corp. oil rig in the Bohai Sea off China's northeastern coast.
(China Photos/Getty Images)

Beijing's careful moves in the South China Sea are meant to build its physical presence and authority in the region without sparking direct conflict....

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