Canada and the South China Sea Disputes: Challenges for Re-Engagement in East Asia
Published: May 31, 2012 in Canada-Asia Agenda (8 pages)
The South China Sea is a recurrent flashpoint in East Asia that has recently threatened to destabilize East Asia. China and the Philippines are currently engaged in a standoff at Scarborough Shoal in the latest round of tensions between claimant states. As the Canadian government shifts its focus towards Asia, the South China Sea disputes present a number of challenges to Canada's re-engagement with the region.