Mariners and the specialty mariner press know it’s big. But mariners can’t fix this. It will take national policies to fix it, and non-specialist citizens therefore need to understand its importance.
So, I reiterate: this is big. After several years of preparations for this day (see, for example, here, here, and here), China has issued a unilateral order that foreign fishing vessels will have to obtain permits from China to fish in two-thirds of the South China Sea (SCS), an area in which China has long made excessive territorial claims. Continue reading “Chinese power move in South China Sea: This is big”