08 April 2014
MANILA, Philippines – China would face “enduring energy insecurity” if it continues to be assertive in the South China Sea, a defense expert said.
Koh Swee Lean Collin, an associate research fellow at the Singapore-based S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, said China is facing the risk of being denied access to sea routes by possible adversaries.
“If Chinese assertiveness in the South China Sea continues at this rate, Beijing may have to face enduring energy insecurity,” Collin said in a commentary published last week by India-based think tank Observer Research Foundation.
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