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Chinese Think Tank Recommends Air Defense Identification Zone to Counter U.S. Naval Patrols in the South China Sea

By Bloomberg News 25 November 2016 American military vessels and aircraft carried out more than 700 patrols in the South China Sea region during 2015, making China the U.S.’s No. 1 surveillance target, according to a report by China’s only state-backed institution dedicated to research of the waters. The patrols pose a threat to China’s sovereignty and … Continue reading

China’s Air Defence Identification Zone: Building Security through Lawfare

Authors: Matthias Vanhullebusch and Wei Shen The China Review, Vol. 16, No. 1 (February 2016), 121–150 Abstract: China’s establishment of its Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) is yet another manifestation on the strenuous development of regional security in East Asia. China by virtue of its so-called lawfare has instrumentalized international air law, the law of the sea, and law … Continue reading

Clearing the Air Above the East China Sea: The Primary Elements of Aircraft Defense Identification Zones

Author: Roncevert Almond* Harvard National Security Journal / Vol. 7 (2016) Abstract In 2013, China unilaterally established an Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) over the East China Sea (“ECS ADIZ”). The zone extends far into international airspace, overlaps with existing South Korean, Taiwanese, and Japanese ADIZs, and covers disputed territories in the region. China has defended … Continue reading

ADIZ in the South China Sea: Nine-Dash Line 2.0?

Author: Alexander L. Vuving The National Interest, 25 July 2016 Ever since China set up its first air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea in November 2013, a Chinese ADIZ has hung as a sword of Damocles over the South China Sea. The same day as China’s Ministry of Defense announced the … Continue reading

Air Defense Identification Zone As a Means to Extend Sovereignty Claims

The following is an excerpt of research paper by Christopher K. Lamont, “Conflict in the Skies: The Law of Air Defence Identification Zones,” in Air & Space Law 39, no. 3 (2014): 187–202. Abstract Air Defence Identification Zones (ADIZs), designated areas of non-territorial airspace where States impose reporting obligations on civil and military aircraft, constitute a highly contentious security practice, and … Continue reading

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 Abstract 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 … Continue reading

China says no need to ‘gesticulate’ over South China Sea plans

Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Editing by Robert Birsel Reuters March 31, 2016 China’s Defence Ministry denounced as gesticulation on Thursday speculation it would declare an air defense zone over the disputed South China Sea, after the United States said it had told China it would not recognize one. >> Related article: Defense official: US won’t recognize … Continue reading

Networked Transparency: Constructing a Common Operational Picture of the South China Sea

Authors: Dr. Van Jackson, Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper, Paul Scharre, Harry Krejsa, and Commander Jeff Chism Center for a New American Security I. Introduction The South China Sea is strategically important and resource-rich, crucial to the lifeblood of U.S. and Indo-Pacific economies. Roughly one-third, or $5 billion, of the world’s commercial shipping passes through its waterways annually. … Continue reading

A ‘Rules-Based’ Approach to Airspace Defense: A U.S. Perspective on the International Law of the Sea and Airspace, Air Defense Measures, and the Freedom of Navigation

Author: Jonathan G. Odom – Government of the United States of America – U.S. Navy Judge Advocate General’s Corps Belgian Review of International Law Vol. 1, 2014 Abstract: In light of recent international developments, such as the People’s Republic of China’s declaration of an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea and the … Continue reading

ADIZ Update: Enforcement in the East China Sea, Prospects for the South China Sea, and Implications for the United States

Research Report by Michael Pilger U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission  On November 23, 2013, China established an air defense identification zone (ADIZ)* in the East China Sea (see Figure 1). China’s ADIZ encompasses the Senkaku Islands, which Japan administers but over which both countries claim sovereignty. On the day of the announcement, U.S. Secretary … Continue reading

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