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Beijing's South China Sea objective is clear: To extend control

Bureaucratic infighting does not fully explain China's actions in the South China Sea. All agencies carry out Beijing's grand strategy.
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In showing off its new toys, China isn't playing nice- Nikkei Asian Review

In showing off its new toys, China isn't playing nice- Nikkei Asian Review | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
GUANGZHOU, China -- China may have seen economic growth slow in November, but on the whole, it wasn't such a bad month for Beijing, as it enjoyed succ
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Les conflits en mer de Chine méridionale

Depuis plusieurs décennies, les îles et atolls de mer de Chine méridionale sont l’objet de revendications de la part des pays riverains que sont la Chine, le Vietnam, les Philippines, la Malaisie mais aussi l’Indonésie et le sultanat de Brunei. Les îles Paracels sont situées entre les îles chinoises du Hainan et la côte vietnamienne.
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China's First Airstrip in the Spratly Islands Likely at Fiery Cross Reef | U.S.-CHINA

China's First Airstrip in the Spratly Islands Likely at Fiery Cross Reef | U.S.-CHINA | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
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South China Sea legal battle hots up

South China Sea legal battle hots up | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
The historic legal battle between the Philippines and China over disputed territories in the South China Sea has entered a new phase.
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Overcoming the Impasse in the South China Sea: Jointly Defining EEZ Claims

Overcoming the Impasse in the South China Sea: Jointly Defining EEZ Claims | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
The dispute over territorial sovereignty and maritime rights in the South China Sea is complex, and despite its regional and international ramifications, there is no clear roadmap for how it should be managed or resolved. In this East Asia Policy Paper, Lynn Kuok argues that claimants should jointly define exclusive economic zone claims from the largest islands in the South China Sea on a “without prejudice” basis as a means to get around the current political and diplomatic impasse.
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Chinese Submarines and Indian ASW in the Indian Ocean

Chinese Submarines and Indian ASW in the Indian Ocean | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
How to deal with Chinese submarines in the Indian Ocean has become a practical question for India.  In December 2013, China let it be known that one of its nuclear attack submarines would sail through the Indian Ocean over the following two months.  It was the first time that China confirmed such a transit.  At the time, many thought it would be a relatively rare occurrence.  But over the last couple of months, two more submarines appear to have made similar transits, after they were spotted mak
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South China Sea Dispute: Philippines And Vietnam Allies In Position Papers Against China

South China Sea Dispute: Philippines And Vietnam Allies In Position Papers Against China | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
The Philippines and Vietnam have had the most confrontations with China over South China Sea territories.
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Rival nations face showdown in UN trial

Beijing is fast approaching a Monday deadline to submit its defence in the arbitration case against its South China Sea claims brought by the Philippines.
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Vietnam Launches Legal Challenge Against China’s South China Sea Claims

Vietnam Launches Legal Challenge Against China’s South China Sea Claims | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
Vietnam lodges a submission at The Hague and rejects Chinese position paper on the South China Sea.
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With an eye on China, defense spending set to rise for 3rd year in row

With an eye on China, defense spending set to rise for 3rd year in row | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
Japan's defense spending in fiscal 2015 is set to rise for the third consecutive year, reflecting efforts to monitor the movement of Chinese vessels encroaching in territorial waters in the East China Sea.
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What’s at Stake in Japan’s Election

What’s at Stake in Japan’s Election | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
With an early vote, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is trying to boost his political capital as he pushes for key reforms.
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Maritime Security: State Jurisdiction Over PCASP

Maritime Security: State Jurisdiction Over PCASP | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
By Simon O. Williams, LLM

Various types of state jurisdiction can be enforced under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and international law broadly.

UNCLOS itself is often regarded as a framework convention: It sets up institutions and balances the rights and interests of states with the interests of the international c...
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South China Sea legal battle hots up

South China Sea legal battle hots up | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
The historic legal battle between the Philippines and China over disputed territories in the South China Sea has entered a new phase.
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Feeding the dragon Part 1: China’s energy hunger

N Foster Mellen and K C Yau, EY Global Oil & Gas Center, take a look at what China is doing to meet its ever-growing demand for energy.
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A Non-exhaustive Chronology of China's Aggressions towards Fishermen of the Center of Vietnam from 2002 to June 2014

A Non-exhaustive Chronology of China's  Aggressions towards Fishermen of the Center of Vietnam from 2002 to June 2014 | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
INTRODUCTORY NOTE: most of the information on the aggressions towards fishermen is from official sources : reports from Border Guard Units 328 and from People’s Committee of Ly Son. (Documents avai...
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Maritime Security: The Concept of Innocent Passage

Maritime Security: The Concept of Innocent Passage | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
By Simon O. Williams, LLM

The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) enshrines the concept of innocent passage through a coastal
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Beijing determined to advance sovereignty claims in South China Sea

Xi Jinping's 'China Dream' explains Beijing's assertiveness in the South China Sea, not competition among maritime agencies.
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Vietnam Files Statement of Interest with the Permanent Court of Arbitration

Vietnam Files Statement of Interest with the Permanent Court of Arbitration | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
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Beijing rejects Hanoi's legal challenge on Spratly, Paracel islands disputes

Beijing rejects Hanoi's legal challenge on Spratly, Paracel islands disputes | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
Vietnam's latest manoeuvre to challenge China over the disputed Spratly and Paracel islands is a 'cat and mouse' game, analyst says
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[Submission] U.S. Slams Chinese 9 Dashed Line Claim

[Submission] U.S. Slams Chinese 9 Dashed Line Claim | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
By Mark Rosen, JD, LLM, CNA Corp.

For decades, the Department of States has published its legal and geographic analysis of the claims of other countries.   Those analyses are contained in State’s Limits of the Seas series.   These publications are important to Law of the Sea scholars as well as officials in the U.S. ...
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Will China accept international law in the South China Sea?

Will China accept international law in the South China Sea? | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
Author: Donald R. Rothwell, ANU The ongoing disputes between the Philippines and China in the South China Sea are about to reach a critical point. In January
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The Philippines' Massive Lawfare Blunder in the South China Sea

The Philippines' Massive Lawfare Blunder in the South China Sea | Center Comradedom | Scoop.it
The Philippines’ effort to force China to accept arbitration in the South China Sea is doomed to fail and will likely backfire.
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