The South China Sea disputes : how States can clarify their maritime claims
Date of Issue2012
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
One of the sources of tension in the South China Sea is that the maritime claims of the claimant States are ambiguous and sometimes inconsistent with UNCLOS. If the claimant States would bring their maritime claims into strict conformity with UNCLOS, it would clarify the areas of overlapping maritime claims. This would set the stage for negotiations between the concerned claimant States to attempt to reach provisional arrangements for joint development agreements in the overlapping claim areas.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Political science
RSIS Commentaries, 140-12