RECENT CHINESE PRACTICE IN THE MAINTENANCE OF MARITIME SECURITY AND THE EUROPEAN EXPERIENCE

In: The European Union and China

Abstract

On an international scale, maritime security is a highly relevant, ‘hot’, issue which frequently attracts the attention of the world community. China is a big coastal and shipping country; maritime security is, therefore, critical to its economic growth, national security and international responsibilities. This chapter surveys and assesses recent developments in regard to China’s practice in this area, including China’s recent maritime legislation, its supportive actions for the East China Sea, South China Sea and the Malacca Straits, and its response to the global actions of maritime security, particularly in connection with the fight against terrorism and sea piracy under the framework of the United Nations. Some comparisons between the EU and China will be made throughout the chapter.

The European Union and China

Interests and Dilemmas

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