China, Vietnam Tensions 'Most Serious' Since 1979

The Wall Street Journal
May 13, 2014 AT 12:51 AM
Vietnam's prime minister accused China of "brazenly" triggering a maritime standoff in contested South China Sea waters, warning Southeast Asian nations over Beijing's territorial claims. Ron Ratcliff, associate professor at the U.S. Naval War College explains the significance of the new tensions to the WSJ's Deborah Kan.