Cover; Solving Disputes for Regional Cooperation and Development in the South China Sea: A Chinese perspective; Copyright; Contents; List of figures and tables; List of abbreviations; Acknowledgements; Preface; About the author; Note on translations; Timeline of Chinese history; Notes; 1 Introduction; Purpose and significance; Territorial and maritime disputes in the South China Sea; Causes of the disputes; Structure of the book; Notes; 2 China's sovereignty claims over the Nansha Islands: historical evidence.
Discovery, naming and administration practices: from Spring and Autumn period to late Qing dynastyConsolidation of Chinese sovereignty: from late Qing dynasty to post-Second World War; Conclusion; Notes; 3 China's sovereignty claims over the Nansha Islands: a legal perspective; 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; The impact of UNCLOS; U-shaped line; Notes.
4 China's dispute with Vietnam over the Nansha IslandsVietnam's sovereignty claim over the Nansha Islands and related maritime claims; Weaknesses in Vietnam's claims; History of the China-Vietnam dispute over the Nansha Islands; Bilateral efforts on dispute settlement and future challenges; Conclusion; Notes; 5 China's dispute with the Philippines over the Nansha Islands; Basis of the Philippines' claims; Assessment of the Philippines' claims; History of the dispute between China and the Philippines; China-Philippine efforts for dispute settlement; Conclusion.
6 China's disputes with Malaysia and Brunei over the Nansha IslandsBasis 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; Notes; 7 Recent developments and regional cooperation in the South China Sea; 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 commitmentConclusion; Notes; References; Appendix: SCS island names; Index.
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 De.
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