Chinese missiles point to islands' real stakes

Feb 17, 2016
Economics doesn't rank highly in drivers of the South China Sea dispute
Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (L) shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi as she arrives for a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on February 17, 2016 in Beijing, China. Bishop is visiting China to discuss the concerns surrounding the militarization of islands in the South-China Sea.
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