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In the South China Sea, Vietnam Stands Its Ground

Dec 16, 2016 | 09:00 GMT
In the South China Sea, Vietnam Stands Its Ground
Fortifications such as the one on Vietnamese-controlled Phan Vinh Island in the South China Sea's Spratly chain are one method countries in the disputed waters press their claims.
(Vietnam News Agency/AFP/Getty Images)

Fortifying islands is a tried-and-true tactic for staking maritime claims, but in the face of Chinese ambitions, it may not be enough. ...

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