Summary: 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. This book 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. Readership: Policy makers and subject experts from South China Sea claimant parties, China, Taiwan, ASEAN states, and external players such as US, Japan, India, Australia and Russia. Academics and researchers on maritime studies and the law of the sea; think tanks and research institutes on conflict studies as well as international law, and those with practical business, legal or military interests in the area will also find this book of use. About the author: Shicun Wu 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. 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. Contents: China's sovereignty claims over the Nansha Islands: Historical evidence; China's sovereignty claims over the Nansha Islands: A legal perspective; China's dispute with Vietnam over the Nansha Islands; China's dispute with the Philippines over the Nansha Islands; China's dispute with Malaysia and Brunei over the Nansha Islands; Recent developments in the South China Sea and regional cooperation.
Solving Disputes for Regional Cooperation and Development in the South China Sea
Elsevier Science & Technology
A Chinese Perspective
Chandos Asian Studies
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