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U-Shaped Line and Maritime Delimitation

A debate between Chinese and Vietnamese scholars on China’s new ten-dashed line map

South China Sea

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 refuting the Chinese colleague’s arguments, pointing out how the map has no basis under international law. The article was originally published on Vietnam plus.

Below are the two articles in full text:


Wang Junming: New map boosts China’s claim in sea


A local publishing house in China has published a vertical map of the country giving equal weight to land and sea areas. The new map is different because, unlike traditional horizontal maps that show the islands in the South China Sea in cut-away boxes in a bottom corner, it gives a good idea…

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