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U.S. relationships with Asia-Pacific region: A confluence of imperatives for Alaska

...Southeast Asian nations, particularly the Philippines, over its claims to islands far beyond China's borders in the South China Sea. In the so-called 2009-2010 "year of assertiveness," China picked fights with and irritated relations with...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-01/us-relationships-asia-pacific-region-
Opinion
China says it monitored 2 US B-52 bombers in its airspace

...intercepting aircraft from Japan, the U.S. and other countries.China is sending its sole aircraft carrier to the South China Sea for its first sea trial, alarming the Philippines, which has conflicting claims with Beijing over parts of the region...

http://juneauempire.com/christopher-bodeen/2013-11-28/china-says-it-monitored-2-
Strongest typhoon of the year slams Philippines

...storm is forecast to barrel through the Philippines' central region Friday and Saturday before blowing toward the South China Sea over the weekend, heading toward Vietnam.President Benigno Aquino III on Thursday warned people to leave high-risk...

http://juneauempire.com/jim-gomez/2013-11-08/strongest-typhoon-year-slams-philip
One of world's strongest storms hits Philippines

...sustained winds of 215 kph (134 mph).Forecasters said the storm was expected to move out of the country and into the South China Sea on Saturday morning, where it was likely to pick up renewed strength on its way toward Vietnam.Dozens of flights...

http://juneauempire.com/regional/2013-11-08/one-worlds-strongest-storms-hits-phi
Regional News
Coast Guard cutter skipper retires

...rescue missions, and saved the lives of three people in the last year. Cawthorn has taken the Munro to Japan, the South China Sea, and around all the islands in the Aleutian Chain."I always knew this would be my last ship, I just did not know...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-23/coast-guard-cutter-skipper-retires
State
Ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty

...prepare to prospect for resource riches in contested Arctic maritime zones. A similar "race to the resources" in the South China Sea has already led to an alarming rise in interstate tensions. Without predictability of tenure a similar fate might...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-11-08/ratify-law-sea-treaty
Opinion
Outside editorial: US sends China a firm message

...claims to two island chains in the South China Sea is a U.S. "national interest...The Chinese have declared the South China Sea a "core interest." In 1974...unrestrained ambitions in the South China Sea will be met with opposition...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/081110/opi_693503226.shtml
Opinion
Satellite tags show ties between whale groups

...grounds off Russia to the North America coast, challenging the assumption that western whales spent winters in the south China Sea.A 9-year-old female as of last week had crossed the North Pacific to U.S. waters and swam south all the way...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-01-26/satellite-tags-show-ties-between-whale-
State
Con: Restoring defense cuts will only encourage our war hawks

...has a strategic interest in the South China Sea, where China is contending with...clear. Involving ourselves in the South China Sea disputes may put us in the middle...Navy to station vessels near the South China Sea.In the Philippines, beyond...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-02-10/con-restoring-defense-cuts-will-only-
Opinion
Outside editorial: Clinton made right move in Myanmar

...Cold War mentality."Meanwhile, Japan has been cooperating more closely with the Philippines and Vietnam in the South China Sea. Washington has improved military ties with the Philippines and Indonesia. Australia has decided to sell uranium...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-12-07/outside-editorial-clinton-made-right-
Opinion

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