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Territorial Claims in South China Sea

Territorial Claims in South China Sea | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

Nice summary of the current state of affaits in the South China Sea territorial disputes.

Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Vietnam are among countries that contest China's claims in the region. 

"The problem is that China refuses to make agreements in the framework of ASEAN. Instead, it insists to negotiate bilaterally with the Southeast Asian countries, giving Beijing a huge advantage because of its size."

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Thomas Robson's curator insight, March 7, 2014 9:53 AM

    The article in which I am scooping is a summary of the South China Sea territorial disputes that are taking place between countries such as Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan, China, and the Philippines.  The disputes of the South China Sea includes the maritime boundary in the Gulf of Tonkin and the maritime boundaries off the coasts of Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and the Philippines.  Moreover, there is even more dispute in the waters near the North Korean border of the Indonesian Natuna Islands. There are also disputes among the various island chains of the South China Sea basin, including the Spratly Islands and the Paracel Islands. The interests of the different nations involved include acquiring fishing areas, the potential of crude oil and natural gas under the South China Sea, and the strategic control of important shipping lanes. 

 

  The fourth unit of my AP Geography class was all about boundaries, boundary disputes, and how countries dealt with these things. I believe the obvious problem with the dispute in the South China Sea would be the lack of proper definition of the boundaries in the sea. The boundaries that are there, that also happen to be different depending on countries, are all subsequent boundaries. 

Tjc ChinaStudies's curator insight, May 25, 2015 12:21 PM

this article gives a little insight on the  current situation in the spratly's and a few suggestions to resolve the conflict

 

According to the paper, China's claims on the islands have been and continued to be contested by many other nations in the region, most of all Philippines. 

 

This defies the UNCLOS, and compromises on the naval integrity and sovereignty of all other nations contesting against china.

 

Possible uses:

- Is china trying to create a new world order, by defying the rules and regulations of the current one?

-China claims to want to rise peacefully, but its actions speak otherwise. are her claims of peace merely lip service to the world?

-If china wishes to integrate into the global community, stirring territorial conflict is certainly not the way to do so,, begging the question: does china actually want to integrate into the current community, or create an order of its own?

-IS the claiming of these islands a form of deterence, or aggression?

 

CSQ:

Recommendations: 

-can clarify a code of conduct for South China SEA

-Use current measures like UNCLOS to legally settle the dispute

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Philippines is Cashing in on Regional Instability

America's decision to station its forces in the Philippines, as part of its new Asia strategy, is now threatening repercussions. The State-owned China Daily called on Beijing to enact economic sanctions against Manila, after it invited in U.S. troops in reaction to an escalating territorial dispute. Dr Pak-nung Wong of the City University of Hong Kong told RT that the Philippines is cashing in on regional instability.

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China Plays the Bully on Arunachal Pradesh

China Plays the Bully on Arunachal Pradesh | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

Despite a show of bonhomie during the recent Sino- Indian special representative talks, the boundary dialogue ended in a deadlock after Beijing declared it would settle for nothing less than 'its share' of Arunachal Pradesh.

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Looking for Enemies

Looking for Enemies | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

With the occupation of Iraq over and the winding-down process in Afghanistan beginning, the U.S. wants to identify new enemies to fight.

 

The latest Pentagon doctrine identifies China as the enemy the U.S. will have to confront.

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Vietnam Gets First Local Warship

Vietnam Gets First Local Warship | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

Vietnam's navy takes delivery of its first locally-made warship, equipped with artillery and missile systems, local media report.

The new ship is 54m long and has an operational range of more than 2,000 nautical miles.

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China Ups the Ante in Arunachal Pradesh

China Ups the Ante in Arunachal Pradesh | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

China has upped the ante against India once again vis-à-vis its territorial claim on the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. In early January, China denied visa to Group Captain Mohonto Panging, a senior Indian Air force officer hailing from Arunachal Pradesh, who was to be part of a 30 member Integrated Defence team travelling to China under a bilateral defence exchange programme. 


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Japan to Name Islands to Bolster Territory Claims

Japan to Name Islands to Bolster Territory Claims | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

Japan says it will give names to 39 uninhabited islands, including some near those at the centre of a dispute with China, in a bid to bolster its territorial claim to the region.

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ASEAN-China Meet Hoping to Reduce Sea Conflict

ASEAN-China Meet Hoping to Reduce Sea Conflict | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

Senior officials of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China have begun their three-day meeting here on Friday to discuss a rules-based conduct of activities in the South China Sea aimed at resolving tension over conflicting claims in the resource-rich region.

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Why do Chinese Care about Taiwan?

Why do Chinese Care about Taiwan? | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

"If you’ve ever been to the mainland and said something that could be remotely construed as implying Taiwan isn’t part of China, you’ve probably been called on it."

 

Nice post trying to explain why mainland Chinese are so sensitive about Taiwan topic.

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Talks Key to Resolving Sea Disputes

Talks Key to Resolving Sea Disputes | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

Questions about sea dsiputes answered by Yi Xianliang, deputy director-general of the Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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Asia Sentinel - Vietnam, India Join to Face China

Asia Sentinel - Vietnam, India Join to Face China | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

China's assertiveness in the South China Sea might lead to the creation of anti-Chinese coalition among its neighbors. 

Thus, Vietnam is looking for different partners and India might become its ally in countering China.

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China Takes Aim at U.S. Naval Might

China Takes Aim at U.S. Naval Might | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

China is building a new class of ballistic missiles designed to arc through the stratosphere and explode onto the deck of a U.S. aircraft carrier, potentially forcing U.S. carriers to stay farther away from its shores.

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Seoul to Combat Illegal Chinese Fishing

South Korea has been under domestic pressure to make a robust response to a recent incident in which the captian of Chinese boat stabbed to death the officer of Korean Coast Guard.

And it came. South Korea said that it will issue more firearms to its Coastal Guard and raise the penalties for illegal fishers (most of whom come from China).

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About "China Territorial Disputes"

About "China Territorial Disputes" | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

This site is collection of posts from all around the web related to China's territorial (and water) disputes with other countries.

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Global Times: China Should Punish Philippines over US Offer

Global Times: China Should Punish Philippines over US Offer | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

China should impose 'sanctions' against the Philippines after it offered to allow more US troops on its soil, states Chinese nationalist tabloid "Global Times", amid growing tensions over disputed waters in the South China Sea.

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Philippines Keen on Stronger US Presence

Philippines Keen on Stronger US Presence | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario on Friday said the Philippines would accept an increased United States military presence in the country 20 years after kicking out the last US military base from its territory, but stressed that this would be in accordance with Philippine law which bans the basing of foreign troops.

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Battle for Control of Asia's Seas Goes Underwater

Battle for Control of Asia's Seas Goes Underwater | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

Super high-tech submarines like Cmdr. Peterson's USS Oklahoma City have long been the envy of navies all over the globe — and a key component of U.S. military strategy.

 

But America's submarine dominance in the Pacific is facing its biggest challenge since the Cold War. Nearly every Asian country with a coastline is fortifying its submarine fleet amid territorial disputes stirred up by an increasingly assertive China and the promise of bountiful natural resources.

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US Navy Commander Concerned South China Sea Incident Could Easily Escalate

US Navy Commander Concerned South China Sea Incident Could Easily Escalate | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

The U.S. Navy’s top commander in the Pacific says he’s concerned local arguments in disputed oil rich waters near the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea could escalate into larger, more serious confrontations.

 

Six Asian nations — Brunei, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam — claim all or part of the Spratlys.

 

Walsh said the countries have a dilemma in that they risk losing resources if they don’t patrol and enforce their exclusive economic zones, yet risk a confrontation if they do.

 

To compound the situation, he noted countries in the area are also growing an interest in obtaining more advanced weaponry.

 

“Now you have all the ingredients of an escalatory situation,” he said.

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China’s Dilemma: After the US Reengagement in Southeast Asia

Since late 2007 China became increasingly assertive in its claims over South China Sea waters.

It left no choice to Southeast Asian countries but to "balance China’s power with political engagement with the US and call for broader approaches under the flagship of multilateral institutions".

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India, China Resume Border Talks in Delhi

India, China Resume Border Talks in Delhi | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

Indian and Chinese officials on Monday began fresh talks on sensitive border issues after discussions last year were cancelled over a speech in India by Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama.

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US Prepares for War against China

The Pentagon’s new strategic review released last week places China squarely at the centre of American war planning. 

China is the only country named as a threat to American interests, with a call for “greater clarity of its strategic intentions in order to avoid causing friction in the region.”

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Philippines to China: UN should resolve territorial row

Philippines to China: UN should resolve territorial row | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

The Philippines has urged China to bring the two countries' longstanding territorial dispute in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) to the United Nations for a peaceful resolution.

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Manila Complains over China Ships

Manila Complains over China Ships | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

The Philippines protested a new “intrusion” by China in waters it claims to be its territory.

Two Chinese vessels and a military ship were spotted on Dec. 11 and 12 “at the vicinity” of Escoda Shoal, which is within Philippine territory.

Philippinese Department of Foreign Affairs “conveyed to the Chinese Embassy’s Charge d’Affaires its serious concerns over recent actions” in the South China Sea.

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Japanese Politicians Land on Disputed Isles

Japanese Politicians Land on Disputed Isles | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

On Tuesday (2 January) Four Japanese citizens landed on islands in the East China Sea disputed between Japan and China.

The islands known as Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China have been for the long time in the center of conflict between the two countries.
Official Beijing protested.
And a dozen of pro-China activists also set sail from Hong Kong for the disputed islands but were halted by marine police from Hong Kong.

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China Launches Its Own GPS

China Launches Its Own GPS | China Territorial Disputes | Scoop.it

China has begun operating a homegrown alternative to the U.S. Global Positioning System which, according to defense experts, could help its military track U.S. ships in the region.

 

Military experts see Beidou as part of China's efforts to deny U.S. naval access to waters around its shores in case Washington tries to intervene in a conflict over Taiwan.


The South China Sea is another potential flashpoint.

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