South China Sea : worsening dispute or growing clarity in claims?
Date of Issue2010
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
In May 2009 Malaysia and Vietnam made submissions to extend their continental shelves beyond 200 nautical miles into the South China Sea, and China objected to their submissions. While adding a layer of complexity to the South China Sea disputes, the submissions and objections also clarified the claims of the competing states.
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