Satellite photo of probable headquarters island of Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly archipelago in the South China Sea. Formerly an uninhabited rock outcropping in what most considered international waters, it is now a Chinese military base, after a massive reclamation and construction campaign undertaken by China’s president, Xi Jinping. In this image taken on January 2, 2016, one can see the airstrip, and also a Chinese amphibious transport warship in the Fiery Cross anchorage. Image courtesy Jane’s and Airbus, © CNES 2016, Distribution Airbus DS/© 2016 IHS.

Not your grandparents’ Cold War: Why America should emphasize economic rather than military strategies in its rivalry with China

By Joseph Tavares, Kori Schake, November 9, 2022

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Satellite photo of probable headquarters island of Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly archipelago in the South China Sea. Formerly an uninhabited rock outcropping in what most considered international waters, it is now a Chinese military base, after a massive reclamation and construction campaign undertaken by China’s president, Xi Jinping. In this image taken on January 2, 2016, one can see the airstrip, and also a Chinese amphibious transport warship in the Fiery Cross anchorage. Image courtesy Jane’s and Airbus, © CNES 2016, Distribution Airbus DS/© 2016 IHS.

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