Recent Developments in the Law of the Sea and China


The focus of this book is on current ocean law and policy issues particularly in the region around China. A main emphasis is a comprehensive survey of Chinese positions on potential flashpoints such as delimitation in the East China Sea and South China Sea. Other topical subjects covered by both Chinese and outside experts are integrated coastal zone management, oil and gas development in the region, fishery management and enforcement, global advancements in marine science, commercial navigation challenges and protection of underwater cultural heritage sites. The authors make clear that there is a strong, shared commitment to cooperative solutions over maritime disputes within the framework of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. The work will be useful to anyone concerned with law of the sea in general and the evolving attitudes of States near China in particular.
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Biographical Note

Co-publication with: The Center for Oceans Law and Policy

Table of contents

Prefatory Note, Note by the Editors, Welcome Remarks, John Norton Moore, Director, Center for Oceans Law and Policy, University of Virginia, Kuen-chen Fu, Executive Associate Director, Center for Oceans Policy and Law, Xiamen University, Zhu Chong-shi, President, Xiamen University, Keynote Addresses, UNCLOS: Two Decades On, S. Jayakumar, The Basic Position of China on the Settlement of Maritime Disputes Through Negotiations, Liu Zhenmin, Panel I: The United Nations and the Law of the Sea, John Norton Moore, Moderator, Panel II: Integrated Coastal Zone Management, Hong Huasheng, Moderator, Panel III: Oil and Gas Developments and Environmental Protection in the South China Sea, Zhu Da-kui, Moderator, Panel IV: Regional Fisheries, Mary Beth West, Moderator, Panel V: Regional Maritime Enforcement, John Norton Moore, Moderator, Panel VI: Global Developments in Marine Science, Yuan Dong-xing, Moderator, Panel VII: Commercial Shipping in the Region, Myron H. Nordquist, Moderator, Panel VIII: Underwater Cultural Heritage Protection, Kuen-chen Fu, Moderator, Closing Remarks, John Norton Moore.


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