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hueviet has written 72 posts for South China Sea Research

Full Text of Joint Communiqué of the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting

Compiled by Hue Viet 7 August 2017 The Foreign Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) met on Saturday, 5 August 2017 at the 50th ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting (AMM) in Manila, Philippines, under the theme “Partnering for Change, Engaging the World”. The release of their joint communiqué, however, was reported delayed until … Continue reading

The Offensive Realists Are Not Wrong: China’s Growth and Aggression, 1976–2001

Authors: Sung Chul Jung and Kihyun Lee Pacific Focus, Vol. XXXII, No. 1 (April 2017), 86–108 — Abstract: Is China’s rise a threat? Offensive realists see rising China as a main cause of global instability in the 21st century. Because all states seek security through power maximization, China will clash with the United States for regional … Continue reading

The Collateral Damage from China’s ‘Great Wall of Sand’ – The Environmental Dimensions of the South China Sea Case

Author: Tim Stephens Legal Studies Research Paper No. 17/06, January 2017 Forthcoming in 2017 in Volume 34 of the Australian Year Book of International Law. Abstract This contribution to the Australian Year Book of International Law’s agora on the South China Sea case assesses its treatment of fisheries and environmental issues. These matters might seem only … Continue reading

In the Wake of Arbitration – Papers from the Sixth Annual CSIS South China Sea Conference

Papers from the Sixth Annual CSIS South China Sea Conference Editors: Murray Hiebert, Gregory B. Poling, Conor Cronin January 25, 2017 The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted its sixth annual South China Sea conference in July 2016. The conference provided four panels of highly respected experts from 10 countries with a first … Continue reading

Work in Progress: Donald Trump’s Asia Team

Author: Ashley Townshend Alliance Brief, January 2017 President Donald Trump has hinted at a more muscular US foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific. In tweets and speeches since the election, he has adopted a hard-line on China’s island-building in the South China Sea, vowed to prevent North Korea from acquiring a functional nuclear missile, condemned Beijing over … Continue reading

Joint Development or Permanent Maritime Boundary: The Case of East Timor and Australia

Author: Nguyen Hong Thao Maritime Awareness Project, 24 January 2017 The following are the excerpts of the article: On January 9, 2017, Australia and Timor-Leste (also known as East Timor) entered a new chapter in their maritime disagreement with the release of a trilateral joint statement (PCA 2016-10) signed by the two relevant parties and … Continue reading

South China Sea Strategies: Determining China’s Next Move in the Region

Author: Alexander L. Vuving Indo-Asia-Pacific Defense Forum, Volume 41, Issue 3, 2016: 26-31 Since 2014, the Spratly Islands have remained a large and unique construction site. Workers aboard dozens of Chinese vessels have been cutting coral and dredging sand to turn previously submerged reefs into artificial islands. In less than a year, they created more than … Continue reading

U.S. Secretary of State Nominee Tillerson on LOS Convention in 2012

By: Ocean Law News Rule of Law Committee for the Oceans 14 December 2016 With President-Elect Trump’s stated intent to nominate ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson to be his Secretary of State, this 2012 letter from Tillerson to Senators Kerry and Lugar is of particular interest to advocates for the Law of the Sea Convention. … Continue reading

Fiery Cross Reef: Latest Photos and Developments

Compiled by Rosa Tran et al. 18 November 2016 Fiery Cross Reef is known as “Yongshu Jiao” (永暑礁) in China, “Kagitingan Reef” in the Philippines and “Đá Chữ Thập” in Viet Nam. It is a coral reef located at 09° 33′ 00″ N, 112° 53′ 25″ E, to the north of Cuarteron Reef and along the … Continue reading

Viet Nam-China Basic Principles on Settlement of Sea Issues

On 11 October 2011, Viet Nam and China signed an Agreement on basic principles guiding the settlement of sea-related issues in Beijing. Following is the full text of the agreement: The original Vietnamese document: — Related documents: Treaties, Agreements and Joint Statements: https://seasresearch.wordpress.com/category/official-positions-and-legal-instruments/treaties-agreements-and-joint-statements/

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