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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

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

Key Issues and Dilemmas for Brunei and Malaysia in the South China Sea Dispute

Author: Elina Noor & Thomas Daniel NASSP Issue Brief Series Issue 1, No. 2.1 (2016) Overview and focus In the wake of the tribunal constituted under Annex VII to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) on the South China Sea dispute, there has been an increased – and some would argue … Continue reading

Island Building in the South China Sea: Detection of Turbidity Plumes and Artificial Islands Using Landsat and MODIS Data

Authors: Brian B. Barnes & Chuanmin Hu Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 33194 (2016) doi:10.1038/srep33194 Abstract The South China Sea is currently in a state of intense geopolitical conflict, with six countries claiming sovereignty over some or all of the area. Recently, several countries have carried out island building projects in the Spratly Islands, converting portions of coral … Continue reading

The Crucial South China Sea Ruling No One Is Talking About

Author: Lyle J. Morris The Diplomat/The RAND Blog Amid the significant media buzz and scrutiny over the arbitral tribunal’s July ruling (PDF) before the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) regarding disputed maritime rights in the South China Sea, which sided with the Philippines on most counts and resulted in a major legal and diplomatic defeat for … 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/

Joint Statement of the 19th ASEAN-China Summit To Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations

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The 19th ASEAN-China Summit: Chairman’s Statement on the South China Sea, September 2016

The 19th ASEAN-China Summit to Commemorate the 25th Anniversary of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations was held on 7 September 2016 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The Summit was chaired by H.E. Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of the Lao DPR. The Summit was attended by all Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast … Continue reading

The 14th ASEAN-India Summit: Chairman’s Statement on the South China Sea, September 2016

The 14th ASEAN-India Summit was held on 8 September 2016 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The Meeting was chaired by H.E. Thongloun SISOULITH, Prime Minister of the Lao PDR. The Summit was attended by all Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member States and His Excellency Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of the Republic of India. The … Continue reading

The 19th ASEAN-Japan Summit: Chairman’s Statement on the South China Sea, September 2016

The 19th ASEAN-Japan Summit was held on 7 September 2016 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The Meeting was chaired by H.E. Thongloun SISOULITH, Prime Minister of the Lao PDR. The Summit was attended by all Heads of State/Government of ASEAN Member States and H.E. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan. The Secretary-General of ASEAN was also … Continue reading

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