"Chinese admiral Sun Jianguo told a gathering of military experts in Singapore — known as the annual Shangri-La Dialogue — that the islands were aimed at providing “international public services”
" (Rory Medcalf) “The island-building is actually quite provocative, but the difference is that it puts the burden of risk on other countries. In any incident that occurs, China will be able to say, ‘You started it; proximate cause of this was you.’ It’s a clever strategy and it leaves the rest of the region with no risk-free options.”"
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