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Offshore Coral Reef Damage, Overfishing, and Paths to Peace in the South China Sea

Author: John W. McManus The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, Volume 32, Issue 2, 2017, pages 199 – 237 Abstract: Offshore coral reefs of the South China Sea are subject to complex overlapping sovereignty claims by up to six regional nations. Escalating tensions have led to widespread structural reinforcement of military outposts on many … Continue reading

China’s Big Three in the Spratlys Near Completion

By AMTI Updated 29 June 2017 New imagery shows that while China is keeping attention focused on its negotiations with Southeast Asian countries over basic principles to manage the South China Sea disputes, its construction of military and dual-use facilities on the Spratly Islands continues. New missile shelters, radar/communications facilities, and other infrastructure are going … Continue reading

Viet Nam and the South China Sea’s Roiled Waters

Author: Carlyle A Thayer APPS Policy Forum, 30 January 2017 Shining a spotlight on Vietnam’s militarisation in the Spratlys — Vietnam’s military activities in the South China Sea, while not on the same scale as China’s, pre-date them considerably and are squarely aimed at maintaining a balance of power in the region, Carlyle A Thayer writes. On … Continue reading

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

Implications of the July 2016 Arbitral Tribunal Ruling

Author: Nguyen Dang Thang National Asian Security Studies Program Issue Brief, Issue 1, No. 5.2 (2016) The following is an excerpt of the paper: Introduction For a considerable time now efforts to manage disputes and promote cooperation in the South China Sea have been inhibited by the lack of an equitably defined geography of disputed and … Continue reading

Note Verbale Dated 25 August 2016 of the Permanent Mission of Viet Nam

The following is Note Verbale No.257/HC-2016 dated 25 August 2016 from the Permanent Representative of Viet Nam presented to the Permanent Missions of Member States to the United Nations regarding sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly Islands. — Related articles: Note Verbale Dated 01 July 2016 of the Permanent Mission of China: https://seasresearch.wordpress.com/2016/08/29/note-verbale-dated-01-july-2016-of-the-permanent-mission-of-china/ Diplomatic Notes … Continue reading

Note Verbale Dated 01 July 2016 of the Permanent Mission of China

The following is Note Verbale No.CML/59/2016 dated 01 July 2016 from the Permanent Representative of China presented to the Permanent Missions of Member States to the United Nations regarding sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly Islands. — Related articles: Note Verbale Dated 10 May 2016 of the Permanent Mission of Viet Nam: https://seasresearch.wordpress.com/2016/08/29/note-verbale-dated-10-may-2016-of-the-permanent-mission-of-viet-nam/ Diplomatic Notes and … Continue reading

Letter Dated 13 June 2016 from the Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the United Nations Addressed to the Secretary-General

The following is a letter dated 13 June 2016 from the Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary–General regarding sovereignty over  the Paracel and Spratly Islands. — Related articles: Letter Dated 3 March 2016 from the Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations Addressed to the Secretary-General:https://seasresearch.wordpress.com/2016/08/29/letter-dated-3-march-2016-from-the-permanent-representative-of-china-to-the-united-nations-addressed-to-the-secretary-general/ Diplomatic Notes … Continue reading

Note Verbale Dated 10 May 2016 of the Permanent Mission of Viet Nam

The following is Note Verbale No.161/HC-2016 dated 10 May 2016 from the Permanent Representative of Viet Nam presented to the Permanent Missions of Member States to the United Nations regarding sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly Islands. — Related articles: Letter Dated 3 March 2016 from the Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations Addressed … Continue reading

Letter Dated 18 March 2016 from the Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the United Nations Addressed to the Secretary-General

The following is a letter dated 18 March 2016 from the Permanent Representative of Viet Nam to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary–General regarding sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly Islands. — Related articles: Letter Dated 28 January 2016 from the Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations Addressed to the Secretary-General: https://seasresearch.wordpress.com/2016/08/29/letter-dated-28-january-2016-from-the-permanent-representative-of-china-to-the-united-nations-addressed-to-the-secretary-general/ Diplomatic … Continue reading

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