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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

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

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

The Philippines in the South China Sea dispute

The Philippines in the South China Sea dispute Renato Cruz De Castro Professor, De La Salle University, Manila, The Philippines The 2012 Scarborough Shoal standoff between the Philippine and Chinese civilian vessels constitutes an arch-typical international incident. Three years before the incident, China had already become more assertive in pursuing its expansive maritime claims in … Continue reading

Vietnam’s evolving claims in the South China Sea

Vietnam’s evolving claims in the South China Sea Do Thanh Hai PhD candidate, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University Vietnam is a claimant in the South China Sea disputes. Its claims for sovereignty of islands and maritime regions of the sea overlap either wholly or partly with those of Brunei, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, … Continue reading

Vietnam’s Position on the Sovereignty over the Paracels & the Spratlys: Its Maritime Claim

Vietnam’s Position on the Sovereignty over the Paracels & the Spratlys: Its Maritime Claim Hong Thao Nguyen Vietnam National University – Hanoi May 4, 2012 Journal of East Asia International Law, V JEAIL (1) 2012 Abstract: The South China Sea has long been regarded as a major source of tension and instability in Pacific Asia. … Continue reading

The South China Sea: the evolving dispute between China and her maritime neighbours

The South China Sea is reputed to be resource-rich. As tensions rise in the region, Robert Beckman examines the stance of each maritime state in the context of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Read the full text at http://cil.nus.edu.sg/wp/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/ProfBeckman-The-South-China-Sea-The-evolving-dispute-between-China-and-her-maritime-neighbours.pdf About the author: Robert Beckman is the Director of the … Continue reading

International law and sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly archipelagoes (Part 16)

Part 16: A “bull-tongue line”, an absurdity On June 15th, 1996, China ratified the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and promulgated the Regulation on the baseline system to calculate the width of territorial waters, including Xisha (Hoàng Sa/Paracels). In accordance with China’s statement, the baseline adjacent to the Hoàng Sa archipelago … Continue reading

International law and sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly archipelagoes (Part 15)

Part 15: The inviolable right to succession Since 1949, the political changes in some regional countries has led to the appearance of new state entities involving in the dispute in the East Sea (South China Sea). Here, the issue of the right to succession is of importance. Immediately after the end of World War II, … Continue reading

International law and sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly archipelagoes (Part 14)

Part 14: Acquisition of sovereignty over Trường Sa (Spratlys) For the Trường Sa archipelago, the first specific observations of this area took place between 1867-1868 by the British oceanographic research vessel Riflemean. Later, the area left abandoned until the scientific reconnaissance carried out by the French ship de Lanessan in the sea area of Trường … Continue reading

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