“When you talk about ‘all necessary measures’, people’s
first reaction is military measures. Given China’s stronger naval forces, I
don’t think China would see Vietnamese military actions as a major threat,” Yun
Sun, a China security policy expert with the Washington-based think tank
Stimson Center, told Thanh Nien News.
“On legal measures, China will not accept the ruling by [an
international tribunal] so Vietnamese legal action would be more a statement
rather than changing anything on the ground,” she said.
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