I expect the rules of the game changed in the South China with the election of Donald Trump
Golez: I expect the rules of the game changed in the South China. The US Pacific Command has been recommending a more robust and assertive US Navy presence in the South China Sea but Obama has followed a restrained policy. I expect a more confrontational US policy in the South China Sea as clearly indicated by this statement from the Trump Group during the campaign:
Trump: "What China is doing in the South China Sea violates international law, as we have seen in the July ruling by the international tribunal in The Hague. We are going to restore our naval power, and when we assert our freedom-of-navigation rights like every power in the world, we will do it appropriately. There will be no ambiguity about it."