About Carl A. Thayer

Carlyle A. Thayer is Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales, Canberra.

China, Vietnam

China and Vietnam square off in war of attrition over disputed waters


China’s deployment of an oil rig in waters near the strategically located Paracel Islands has severely strained bilateral relations with Vietnam, writes Carlyle A. Thayer The Paracel Islands (Hoang Sa in Vietnamese and Xisha in Chinese) are a group of approximately 30 features (small islands, rocks, reefs and sandbanks) lying at the northern end of […]