Tag: Malacca

The Malacca Dilemma – Prospects and Concerns for the Geopolitics of Asian Waters
Analysis, Asia, Featured, World

The Malacca Dilemma – Prospects and Concerns for the Geopolitics of Asian Waters

More than 30 per cent of the world’s seaborne trade passes through the Malacca Strait with China, Japan, and South Korea reliant on this strategic waterway for their supplies, especially energy. Beijing is seeking alternative routes to reduce its dependence on the waterway to ensure a more viable long-term energy security policy. China’s Strategic influence in the Indo […]

Internal Weakness of China – Food, Marine & Malacca
Analysis, Featured, World

Internal Weakness of China – Food, Marine & Malacca

China has spoiled its  bilateral relations with those nations on whom it depends for its food. Having depleted the seas close to home, the Chinese fishing fleet has been sailing farther afield in recent years to exploit the waters of other countries. The PRC’s dependence on Malacca gives rise to security concerns because the surrounding […]