By altering territorial 'facts' on the ground, China is successfully altering its borders without resorting to war
With its increasingly powerful military calling the shots in strategic policy, China’s jurisdictional creep in Asia is manifesting itself in three distinct ways. One mode is by air, as illustrated by its new air defence identification zone (ADIZ)—an action that lays unilateral claims to international airspace over the East China Sea and covers territories that China does not control. Another is territorial creep by sea. And the third approach is encroachment by land to strengthen its military position and claims against India.