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Three Scenarios of the China’s ADIZs above the South China Sea

Le Duy Tran

Journal of East Asia and International Law, Volume 9(1); 2016


Even though no international legal instrument explicitly provides the right for States to establish ADIZs, such zones have been unilaterally declared since the 1950s. China’s ADIZ above the Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands – a disputed area in the East China Sea and her recent activities in disputed maritime features in the South China Sea have given rise to concerns about other ADIZs that Beijing may possibly establish above this area. In that context, this paper ventures to draw some potential ADIZs, which may be established by China above the South China Sea, and predicts diplomatic and legal reactions from other States.


Scenario 1: Potential ADIZ above the Paracel Islands. Compiled by the author.

Read the full text at https://maritimearchives.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/12-eastasian-le-duy-tran.pdf

Le Duy Tran is a Research fellow of the University of Melbourne. LL.B. (Diplomatic Academy of Viet Nam), LL.M. (Melbourne). ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8557-4817.

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