Solving Disputes for Regional Cooperation and Development in the South China Sea

Solving Disputes for Regional Cooperation and Development in the South China Sea

A Chinese Perspective

1st Edition - September 30, 2013

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  • Author: Shicun Wu
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780633558

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This book discusses the South China Sea dispute from a Chinese perspective with regards to history, law, international politics, the economy, diplomacy and military affairs. Not only does it detail China’s official position on the sovereignty and maritime disputes in the South China Sea, but also provides analyses of the related factors influencing the origin and development of these disputes. It further assesses the complexity, internationalisation and long-term struggle over the South China Sea and China’s efforts in dispute resolution.Solving Disputes for Regional Cooperation and Development aims to help readers better understand a Chinese perspective on the complexity of the South China Sea disputes, including competition over the sovereignty of the islets, islands regime and its impact on maritime delimitation, overlapping maritime claims, and how the adjacent states can cooperate for resource development in the South China Sea.This title is highly pertinent in the context of the growing attention paid to potential international conflicts in the South China Sea, and covers a wide range of topics including history, law, international politics, economy, diplomacy and military affairs.

Key Features

  • Highly pertinent in the context of the growing attention paid to potential international conflicts in the South China Sea
  • Covers a wide range of topics including history, law, international politics, economy, diplomacy and military affairs
  • One of the very few books written by a Chinese scholar in English in this area

Table of Contents

  • List of figures and tables

    List of abbreviations

    Acknowledgements

    Preface

    About the author

    Note on translations

    Timeline of Chinese history

    Chapter 1: Introduction

    Abstract:

    Purpose and significance

    Territorial and maritime disputes in the South China Sea

    Causes of the disputes

    Structure of the book

    Chapter 2: China’s sovereignty claims over the Nansha Islands: historical evidence

    Abstract:

    Discovery, naming and administration practices: from Spring and Autumn period to late Qing dynasty

    Consolidation of Chinese sovereignty: from late Qing dynasty to post-Second World War

    Conclusion

    Chapter 3: China’s sovereignty claims over the Nansha Islands: a legal perspective

    Abstract:

    Discovery in international law

    Successive administration (prescription)

    Maritime legislation

    International acknowledgement and recognition of China’s sovereignty

    Protest against foreign invasions and fighting against foreign troops

    Critical date

    Discussion

    The impact of UNCLOS

    U-shaped line

    Chapter 4: China’s dispute with Vietnam over the Nansha Islands

    Abstract:

    Vietnam’s sovereignty claim over the Nansha Islands and related maritime claims

    Weaknesses in Vietnam’s claims

    Confusion over the location administered by ‘Hoang Sa detachment/brigades’

    Invalidity of succession from France

    History of the China-Vietnam dispute over the Nansha Islands

    Bilateral efforts on dispute settlement and future challenges

    Conclusion

    Chapter 5: China’s dispute with the Philippines over the Nansha Islands

    Abstract:

    Basis of the Philippines’ claims

    Effective occupation and control

    Assessment of the Philippines’ claims

    History of the dispute between China and the Philippines

    China-Philippine efforts for dispute settlement

    Conclusion

    Chapter 6: China’s disputes with Malaysia and Brunei over the Nansha Islands

    Abstract:

    Basis of Malaysia’s and Brunei’s claims

    Assessment of Malaysia’s and Brunei’s claims

    History of disputes with Malaysia and Brunei

    China-Malaysia and China-Brunei efforts for dispute settlement

    Conclusion

    Chapter 7: Recent developments and regional cooperation in the South China Sea

    Abstract:

    Recent developments in the South China Sea

    CLCS submission

    National legislation and regulation

    Incidents at sea

    China-ASEAN: from DOC to COC

    The involvement of non-claimant states

    The Philippines versus China international arbitration

    Regional cooperation: China’s commitment

    Conclusion

    References

    Appendix: SCS island names

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 200
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Chandos Publishing 2013
  • Published: September 30, 2013
  • Imprint: Chandos Publishing
  • eBook ISBN: 9781780633558

About the Author

Shicun Wu

Wu Shicun is President of the National Institute for the South China Sea Studies, a sole national-level think-tank in China specializing in South China Sea studies and a wellrespected expert in the field of the South China Sea Studies. His research focuses on history and geography on the South China Sea, ocean boundary delimitation, international relations and regional security issues. He has considerable expertise and numerous publications to his credit.

Affiliations and Expertise

National Institute for the South China Sea Studies, China

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