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ASEAN unsettled by China weapon systems, tension in South China Sea

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Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers link arms during the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Retreat in Boracay, central Philippines February 21, 2017. Malacanang Photo/Handout via Reuters

BORACAY, Philippines: Southeast Asian countries see China’s installation of weapons systems in the South China Sea as “very unsettling” and have urged dialogue to stop an escalation of “recent developments”, the Philippines said on Tuesday.

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China likely to build on reef near Philippines: Minister

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File photo of Chinese navy in the South China Sea. (Photo: AFP)

MANILA: Manila expects China to try to build on a reef off the coast of the Philippines, the country’s defence secretary said on Tuesday (Feb 7), adding this would be “unacceptable” in the flashpoint waterway.

In an interview with AFP, Delfin Lorenzana said he believed China would eventually reclaim Scarborough Shoal, just 230 kilometres from the main Philippine island of Luzon.

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Exclusive: U.S. sees new Chinese activity around South China Sea shoal

Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters
Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea in this still image from video taken by a P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft provided by the United States Navy May 21, 2015. REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters

“Phá trận” đảo nhân tạo Trung Quốc trên Biển Đông

VTTrên hết, nếu Trung Quốc vẫn quyết tâm biến biển Đông thành ao nhà của mình thì các nước Việt Nam, Philippines, Mỹ, Nhật và Ấn Độ cần hình thành một liên minh mạnh mẽ hòng đảo ngược lại trạng thái mất cân bằng quyền lực ấy.

Pháo đài bay B-52 của Mỹ thể hiện uy lực trong cuộc tập trận

Pháo đài bay B-52 của Mỹ thể hiện uy lực trong cuộc tập trậnNhững hình ảnh chụp từ vệ tinh được tờ tạp chí tình báo quốc phòng IHS Jane’s phân tích cho thấy Trung Quốc đang xây dựng trên Đá Chữ Thập thuộc quần đảo Trường Sa một doi đất mang hình dáng sân bay dài 3.000m và một hải cảng đủ lớn cho các tàu chở dầu và tàu chiến lớn neo đậu. Đây không phải là lần đầu tiên Trung Quốc làm vậy, đảo này là hòn đảo mới nhất được Trung Quốc xây dựng trong chuỗi hành động xây đảo lấn biển mà nước này đang tiến hành ở cả quần đảo Trường Sa và Hoàng Sa trên biển Đông.

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ICAO sửa bản đồ vùng thông báo bay Tam Á theo yêu cầu của Việt Nam

VNExpress Thứ sáu, 29/1/2016 | 22:34 GMT+7

Tổ chức hàng không dân dụng quốc tế (ICAO) đã sửa bản đồ vùng thông báo bay có nội dung không phù hợp, ảnh hưởng đến chủ quyền của Việt Nam với hai quần đảo Trường Sa và Hoàng Sa, sau khi Việt Nam trao công hàm phản đối.

Vùng thông báo bay Hồ Chí Minh (màu xanh).

Vùng thông báo bay Hồ Chí Minh (màu xanh).

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Washington’s Muddled Message in the South China Sea

TĐH: I totally disagree with this article and the experts it quotes as support.China has a policy of requiring any foreign vessel to (1) inform Chinese authorities of its intention to make an innocent passage through Chinese territorial sea, and (2) have Chinese permission prior to making such innocent passage.

USS Lassen did not inform Chinese authorities and did not have a Chinese permission, so that was not an innocent passage according to Chinese standards, and that explaines why China was so upset at USS Lassen passage.

That was a US Freedom of Navigation at the lowest level, which was a very good strategy. You don’t want to shock China so much with your first FON sail. Just enough to get China noticed. Then you can increase intensity in later sails.

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Washington’s Muddled Message in the South China Sea

After months of internal debate, the Obama administration last week finally decided to dispatch a warship to challenge China’s far-reaching territorial claims in the South China Sea. But in the days since, U.S. officials have offered conflicting accounts of the operation, potentially undermining the whole point of the symbolic mission and raising doubts about whether Washington is ready to test Beijing’s claims at all.

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The Impact of Artificial Islands on Territorial Disputes Over The Sparatly Islands

by Zou Keyuan

Abstract: The issue of artificial islands in the South China Sea has little been detailed discussed in the context of territorial and maritime disputes. Even in international law, the term “artificial islands” remains controversial and there is no universally accepted definition of it, though several provisions of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea mention “artificial islands”.

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With the development of science and technology and the increasing endeavors of nations States to creep over to occupy more space from the oceans, the issue of artificial islands becomes more salient. This paper attempts to discuss this issue in an international law perspective with special reference to the Spratly Islands and to provoke more discussions about it in future.

Introduction

It is difficult to find a clear answer to the question on how and to what extent artificial islands will have impacts on the disputes over the Spratly Islands. There might also be some doubts as to whether there are artificial islands really existing in the South China Sea. If yes, what are these artificial islands? This paper attempts to discuss the issue of artificial islands in an international law perspective. Although the term artificial islands also includes artificial installations and structures such as oil platforms or fishing breeding constructions (for example, abandoned or obsolete oil platforms sometimes can be used as artificial reefs for fishery habitat construction),[1]this paper mainly focuses on artificial islands per se.

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The Impact of Artificial Islands on Territorial Disputes Over The Sparatly Islands

by Zou Keyuan

Thursday, 21 July 2011 
Abstract: The issue of artificial islands in the South China Sea has little been detailed discussed in the context of territorial and maritime disputes. Even in international law, the term “artificial islands” remains controversial and there is no universally accepted definition of it, though several provisions of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea mention “artificial islands”.

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With the development of science and technology and the increasing endeavors of nations States to creep over to occupy more space from the oceans, the issue of artificial islands becomes more salient. This paper attempts to discuss this issue in an international law perspective with special reference to the Spratly Islands and to provoke more discussions about it in future.

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Lộ rõ đường băng, cơ sở quân sự Trung Quốc xây ở Trường Sa

VEĐường băng, các cơ sở quân sự Trung Quốc xây dựng trái phép lộ rõ trong các bức ảnh vệ tinh mới nhất chụp bãi đá Subi, Chữ Thập ở quần đảo Trường Sa của Việt Nam.

Những bức ảnh vệ tinh chụp của Digital Globe ngày 13/7 tại bãi đá Chữ Thập, thuộc quần đảo Trường Sa của Việt Nam, càng củng cố thêm nhận định của một tư lệnh hải quân Mỹ rằng, đường băng tại đây sẽ đi vào hoạt động sớm hơn dự kiến vào cuối năm nay.

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A fair and effective Code of Conduct for the South China Sea

AMTI – In 2002, ASEAN and China signed the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) that promised to “enhance favourable conditions for a peaceful and durable solution of differences and disputes among countries concerned.” Unfortunately, thirteen years on, the claimant countries are no closer to a solution for any of the disputes, while coercive and other unilateral acts are steadily accumulating into serious tensions. What is needed now is a Code of Conduct (COC) that not only overcomes the DOC’s weaknesses but also addresses the new challenges that have arisen since 2002. Đọc tiếp A fair and effective Code of Conduct for the South China Sea

Diplomacy changes, construction continues: New images of Mischief and Subi Reefs

June 18, 2015

amti.csis – On June 16, 2015, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang announced that “as planned, the land reclamation project of China’s construction on some stationed islands and reefs of the Nansha (Spratly) Islands will be completed in the upcoming days.” He went on to note that after land reclamation on existing features was complete, China would continue to construct facilities on its new islands. As of June 17, AMTI assesses that two of China’s land reclamation projects are fully complete, three are nearly complete, and two are ongoing, with active land reclamation still taking place. The map below shows the current status of China’s Spratly building projects.

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Massive island-building and international law

June 15, 2015

AMTI. CSIS – Within the short span of a year, China’s rapid construction of artificial islands in the disputed Spratlys has radically changed the geographical and security landscapes in the South China Sea.

This island construction has so far created over eight million square metres of real estate in the open sea, outstripping other countries’ reclamation activities by far, and shows no sign of abating. Hundreds of millions of tons of sand and coral have been dredged from the seabed and dumped atop fragile coral reefs that are vital components of the maritime ecology. Marine experts expect that the work has already caused disastrous and essentially irreversible environmental impacts. Đọc tiếp Massive island-building and international law

Southeast Asia’s Geopolitical Centrality and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

 

JUN 11, 2015

 
CSIS – Building on a careful analysis of Southeast Asia’s recent history, politics, economics, and place within the Asia Pacific, this report looks forward two decades to anticipate the development of trends in the region and how they will impact the U.S.-Japan alliance. How will Southeast Asian states come to grips with the political and economic rise of China? How will they modernize their military forces and security relationships, and what role can the United States and Japan play? Đọc tiếp Southeast Asia’s Geopolitical Centrality and the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Australia Has a Larger Role to Play in the South China Sea

by  • June 4, 2015

Both the tone and substance of South China Sea discussions in Australian policy circles has undergone an important shift in recent months. What was previously a second-tier security concern to be watched closely and engaged diplomatically, but at a safe distance, has become a heated discussion about concrete responses. Australian policymakers are as concerned as anyone about China’s breakneck land reclamation in the Spratly Islands and the threats, both legal and military, they pose to the global commons. Australian officials and thinkers are seriously considering options to contest Chinese assertiveness, in tandem with the United States and other partners, which would have seemed distant possibilities a year ago. Đọc tiếp Australia Has a Larger Role to Play in the South China Sea

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