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The South China Sea Newsletter: Volume 23 (January 2017)

Compiled by Hao Duy Phan 27 January 2017 — ACTS OF CLAIMANTS 24 January 2017: China urges US to act and speak cautiously on South China Sea China urged the United States to act and speak cautiously on the South China Sea, saying China has irrefutable sovereignty over the Spratly Islands. http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/china-urges-us-to-act-and-speak-cautiously-onsouth-china-sea/3462708.html 23 January 2017: … Continue reading

Joint Statement from U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Source: White House 11 February 2017 President Donald J. Trump and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held their first official meeting on 10 February 2017 in Washington D.C. and issued a joint statement affirming their strong determination to further strengthen the U.S.-Japan Alliance and economic relationship. On the South China Sea issues, the joint statement states: … 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

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

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

The South China Sea: A Challenging Test of the International Order

Author: Harry Krejsa NASSP Issue Brief Series [electronic resource] / Issue 1, No. 1.2 (2016) The following are excerpts of the paper: A central task of the rules-based international order is to address disputes equitably between states without resorting to force or coercion. This task is especially important when disputes involve states with stark power imbalances. … Continue reading

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