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China versus Vietnam: An Analysis of the Competing Claims in the South China Sea

China versus Vietnam: An Analysis of the Competing Claims in the South China Sea Raul (Pete) Pedrozo CNA Occasional Paper, 2014   This occasional paper by Raoul “Pete” Pedrozzo, a respected international legal expert, was commissioned as part of a study looking at U.S. policy options in the South China Sea (SCS). Using international case … Continue reading

China’s “ U-Shaped Line ” Claim in the South China Sea: Any Validity Under International Law?

China’s “ U-Shaped Line ” Claim in the South China Sea: Any Validity Under International Law? Masahiro Miyoshi Ocean Development & International Law 43:1, 1-17 (2012) The recent claim of the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter the PRC or China) to the “U-shaped line” in the South China Sea, enclosing its claimed islands and their … Continue reading

A debate between Chinese and Vietnamese scholars on China’s new ten-dashed line map

On July 4, Wang Junming from the Party School of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China published an article on China Daily USA with title “New map boosts China’s claim in sea”, attempting to establish its legal basis. Nguyen Thi Lan Anh from the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam has written an article … Continue reading

China Should Uphold International Law to Win Support from Regional States

China Should Uphold International Law to Win Support from Regional States Carlyle A. Thayer People’s Daily Online How to Convince Regional States That China Has “Indisputable Sovereignty” Over the South China Sea? China’s top policy makers must have come to realize that China’s efforts to convince regional states that it has a firm claim to … Continue reading

Conference papers: Paracel – Spratly Archipelagos – Historical truth

Paracel – Spratly Archipelagoes – Historical truth International Workshop, Vietnam 2014   On June 20, 2014, Vietnam’s Da Nang and Pham Van Dong Universities co-organized the 2nd International Workshop on Paracel and Spratly Archipelagos under the theme “Paracel and Spratly Archipelagos: Historical Truths”. The workshop was attended by nearly 120 experts and researchers from the … Continue reading

Recent Trends in the South China Sea and U.S. Policy

Recent Trends in the South China Sea and U.S. Policy Author: Gregory B. Poling Tensions in the South China Sea have continued to build over the last year, with the Philippines submitting its evidence against Chinese claims to an arbitration tribunal, Beijing parking an oil rig in waters claimed by Vietnam, and Malaysia growing increasingly … Continue reading

Các cuộc chiến nhỏ và lực lượng phi vũ trang trên biển: Cơn sóng của tương lai?

Originally posted on Tranh chấp Biển Đông:
Tàu hải giám Trung Quốc dùng vòi rồng tấn công tàu kiểm ngư Việt Nam tại khu vực giàn khoan HD-981 trong vùng đặc quyền kinh tế của Việt Nam Nguồn: Alex Calvo (2014). “Small Wars and Non-Lethal Force at Sea: The Wave of the Future?”, Small…

Territorial disputes in South China Sea: Making sense of the relevant laws

Territorial disputes in South China Sea: Making sense of the relevant laws Tommy Koh The Straits Times In a commentary published on Feb 28, Senior Writer Andy Ho wrote that China should argue its case based on customary international law, before the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) can be applied. … Continue reading

Philippine perspective of South China Sea arbitration: What’s at stake in our case vs China?

What’s at stake in our case vs China? Philippine Supreme Court Senior Justice Carpio Our 1987 Constitution mandates: “The State shall protect the nation’s marine wealth in its xxx exclusive economic zone, and reserve its use and enjoyment exclusively to Filipino citizens.” This is the mandate of the Constitution that we have all solemnly sworn … Continue reading

Presentation: The Philippines, China and International Law in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea)

Presentation by Philippine Solicitor General Francis Jardeleza in the University of the Philippines Law center on Feb. 27, 2014. Source: Facebook group: Peaceful Resolution of Spratlys and Scaborough Concerns

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