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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

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

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

The South China Sea: “Disputed waters” everywhere?

The South China Sea: “Disputed waters” everywhere? Huy Duong RSIS Commentary (2012) Synopsis Since 2011, the disputes over maritime space in the South China Sea have involved not only which country has sovereign and jurisdictional rights over an area, but also whether an area constitutes disputed waters. This is an important question that must be … Continue reading

Talks on legal aspects of the Fifth International South China Sea Workshop

From November 11th – 12th,  the Diplomacy Academy of Vietnam and the Vietnam Lawyers’ Association organized the Fifith South China Sea Workshop: Cooperation for Regional Security and Development. Below are the videos of sessions with topics on legal aspects of the South China Sea disputes. Session 4: International law, UNCLOS and the South China Sea http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PXiqTcGchjYContinue reading

Implications of recent incidents for China’s claims and strategic intent in the South China Sea (part 2)

Implications of recent incidents for China’s claims and strategic intent in the South China Sea (part 2) Scott Bentley The Strategist >>  China’s claims and strategic intent in the South China Sea (part 1) When discussing China’s South China Sea (SCS) strategy, it’s necessary to begin by asserting that there is in fact a strategy that’s … Continue reading

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