The Beijing Empire
Beijing has recently claimed almost all of the South China Sea as its sovereign territory. The Beijing Empire is expanding.
Here is an op-ed by Victor Robert Lee, titled The Last Empire Expands, written on 16 September 2012, subsequently updated and then published on 17 January 2013.
Is Indonesia Beijing’s Next Target in the South China Sea?
Victor Robert Lee reports in The Diplomat from Natuna Besar Island, Riau Province, Indonesia, on the southern edge of the South China Sea.
The Beijing-Manila-Washington Conundrum
The Diplomat magazine featured Victor Robert Lee’s recent reporting and commentary on Beijing’s ongoing annexation of the South China Sea, available at this link:
Additional suggested sources:
http://yalebooks.com/book/9780300186833/south-china-sea Bill Hayton’s 2014 book The South China Sea: The Struggle for Power in Asia.
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/books/review/asias-cauldron-by-robert-d-kaplan.html?_r=0 Robert D. Kaplan’s 2014 book Asia’s Cauldron.
http://www.cfr.org/asia-and-pacific/chinas-maritime-disputes/p31345#!/ by the Council on Foreign Relations.
http://foreignpolicy.com/2012/09/17/trouble-in-the-south-china-sea/ by Bonnie Glaser.
http://foreignpolicy.com/2011/08/15/the-south-china-sea-is-the-future-of-conflict/ by Robert D. Kaplan.