Table of Contents – Solving Disputes for Regional Cooperation and Development in the South China Sea

Table of Contents

Cover image

Title page

Copyright

List of figures and tables

List of abbreviations

Acknowledgements

Preface

About the author

Note on translations

Timeline of Chinese history

Chapter 1: Introduction

Abstract:

Purpose and significance

Territorial and maritime disputes in the South China Sea

Causes of the disputes

Structure of the book

Chapter 2: China’s sovereignty claims over the Nansha Islands: historical evidence

Abstract:

Discovery, naming and administration practices: from Spring and Autumn period to late Qing dynasty

Consolidation of Chinese sovereignty: from late Qing dynasty to post-Second World War

Conclusion

Chapter 3: China’s sovereignty claims over the Nansha Islands: a legal perspective

Abstract:

Discovery in international law

Successive administration (prescription)

Maritime legislation

International acknowledgement and recognition of China’s sovereignty

Protest against foreign invasions and fighting against foreign troops

Critical date

Discussion

The impact of UNCLOS

U-shaped line

Chapter 4: China’s dispute with Vietnam over the Nansha Islands

Abstract:

Vietnam’s sovereignty claim over the Nansha Islands and related maritime claims

Weaknesses in Vietnam’s claims

Confusion over the location administered by ‘Hoang Sa detachment/brigades’

Invalidity of succession from France

History of the China-Vietnam dispute over the Nansha Islands

Bilateral efforts on dispute settlement and future challenges

Conclusion

Chapter 5: China’s dispute with the Philippines over the Nansha Islands

Abstract:

Basis of the Philippines’ claims

Effective occupation and control

Assessment of the Philippines’ claims

History of the dispute between China and the Philippines

China-Philippine efforts for dispute settlement

Conclusion

Chapter 6: China’s disputes with Malaysia and Brunei over the Nansha Islands

Abstract:

Basis of Malaysia’s and Brunei’s claims

Assessment of Malaysia’s and Brunei’s claims

History of disputes with Malaysia and Brunei

China-Malaysia and China-Brunei efforts for dispute settlement

Conclusion

Chapter 7: Recent developments and regional cooperation in the South China Sea

Abstract:

Recent developments in the South China Sea

CLCS submission

National legislation and regulation

Incidents at sea

China-ASEAN: from DOC to COC

The involvement of non-claimant states

The Philippines versus China international arbitration

Regional cooperation: China’s commitment

Conclusion

References

Appendix: SCS island names

Index