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Blame the U.S. for the China-Philippines Standoff in the South China Sea, Says Prominent Chinese Scholar

Jin Canrong is one of China's most prominent international relations scholars and currently the vice dean of the School of International Relations at Renmin University of China.

One of China’s foremost international relations scholars recently articulated what’s now become conventional wisdom in Beijing about the underlying cause of the surging tensions with the Philippines in the South China Sea.

Jin Canrong, vice dean of the School of International Relations at Remin University and widely followed commentator in Chinese media, made the case in his YouTube show that it’s the United States, not the Philippines, that’s instigating the confrontation with China and what’s happening in the South China is just another front in the burgeoning Great Power rivalry between Washington and Bejing:

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