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When Good Lawyers Write Bad History: Unreliable Evidence and the South China Sea Territorial Dispute

Author: Bill Hayton Ocean Development & International Law, Volume 48, 2017 – Issue 1: 17-34 The following are the excerpts of the paper: Abstract The recent award by an arbitral tribunal in a case brought by the Philippines against China gives lawyers reason to reexamine the historical evidence put forward by claimants in the South … 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

Beijing’s Missile Deployments in the South China Sea Whither the Code of Conduct?

Author: Koh Swee Lean Collin APPS Policy Forum, 11 January 2017 Can a form of arms control succeed in stopping the increasing militarisation of the South China Sea, or is the proposed Code of Conduct doomed to fail, Koh Swee Lean Collin asks. Quoting US officials, Fox News on 23 December 2016 revealed that China had … Continue reading

First Reactions to the Philippines v China Arbitration Award Concerning the Supposed Historic Claims of China in the South China Sea

Author: Clive R. Symmons Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy 1 (2016) 260-267 Judging from the conferences I have already attended on the Award on the Merits of the Arbitral Tribunal in the case of Philippines v China (2016), the Tribunal’s award has already received much critical comment from many international lawyers. However this may … Continue reading

How the Chinese Government Fabricates Social Media Posts for Strategic Distraction, not Engaged Argument

Authors: Gary King, Jennifer Pan, Margaret E. Roberts American Political Science Review, 14 January 2017 Abstract: The Chinese government has long been suspected of hiring as many as 2,000,000 people to surreptitiously insert huge numbers of pseudonymous and other deceptive writings into the stream of real social media posts, as if they were the genuine opinions … Continue reading

Vietnam-China Joint Communiqué, January 2017

Source: Viet Nam News Agency 14 January 2017 On January 14, Vietnam and China issued a Joint Communiqué on the occasion of the official visit to China by Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong from January 12-15 at the invitation of Party General Secretary and President of China Xi Jinping. On the South China Sea issues, the joint communiqué … Continue reading

White Paper on China’s Policies on Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation

Source: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China 11 January 2017 China’s State Council Information Office on Wednesday issued a white paper on China’s policies on Asia-Pacific security cooperation. The following is the full text of the white paper:  

Fishing, Not Oil, Is at The Heart of The South China Sea Dispute

Authors: Clive Schofield, Rashid Sumaila, William Cheung The Conversation, 16 August 2016 — Abstract: Contrary to the view that the South China Sea disputes are driven by a regional hunger for seabed energy resources, the real and immediate prizes at stake are the region’s fisheries and marine environments that support them. It is also through the fisheries dimensions … Continue reading

National Interests and the Role of Major and Middle Powers in the South China Sea: The Case of Indonesia

Author: Shafiah Muhibat NASSP Issue Brief Series Issue 1, No. 4.3 (2016) The following are excerpts of the paper: Though officially not a claimant state, Indonesia finds it difficult to turn its back on developments related to the South China Sea. Although consistently claiming itself to be outside of the disputes and playing the role as … Continue reading

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