Despite a great number of negotiations between China and Korea, the two countries have failed to delimit a maritime boundary in the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea. Primarily they have held conflicting principles regarding maritime boundary delimitation, namely an equidistant line as opposed to the natural prolongation of the land territory. Ieodo, a submerged rock in a strategic location, claimed by both China and Korea, is also another focus of negotiations. Other factors, including straight baselines, military activities, fishery and underwater mineral resources, are also important considerations in the maritime boundary negotiations.
Suk Kyoon Kim
In Global Maritime Safety & Security Issues and East Asia, Suk Kyoon Kim offers a multi-disciplinary perspective on various issues of maritime safety and security, focusing on East Asia. Defining the concepts of maritime safety and security, the book examines important issues such the legal frameworks for maritime safety and security and IMO law-making; safety of navigation; port state control; maritime terrorism; SUA Convention regime; piracy; ISPS Code and port and container security; and PSI. The author further undertakes an exploration of the roles of coast guards in East Asia as maritime safety and security enforcers, and national maritime safety and security legislations in China, Japan and Korea.
Regional Challenges and Cooperation
Suk Kyoon Kim
In Maritime Disputes in Northeast Asia: Regional Challenges and Cooperation, Suk Kyoon Kim provides an important multidisciplinary perspective on maritime disputes in one of the most dynamic areas of the world: Northeast Asia, a region of divergent political and economic systems where the legacy of a tumultuous past continues to overshadow current events. The text highlights maritime issues on the Korean Peninsula and extends an analytical eye to neighboring China, Japan and Russia. Kim explores in-depth the factors and issues at stake with complex maritime disputes, focusing on maritime boundary delimitation, territory, energy resources, fishery, marine pollution, and security and safety. This volume provides a timely international law perspective informed by an intricate historical, political, and socio-economic context, while offering a vision for future cooperation.