08.10.2020 | China thwarts neighbours’ energy ambitions

“Bullying” in the South China Sea threatens littoral states’ hydrocarbon exploration efforts.

Click here to read the Alaco article in Asia Sentinel.


Along with military and diplomatic concerns, Southeast Asian countries are becoming increasingly embroiled in a dispute with Beijing over oil and gas exploration in the contested South China Sea, yet they are relatively powerless to challenge China, which lays claim to most of the strategic, energy-rich waterway.