Sea Power, Law of the Sea, and a Sino-Japanese East China Sea “Resource War”

  • James C. Hsiung


Another dimension to the current Sino-Japanese conflict is the contest for the vast seabed oil and gas resources in the East China Sea as well as for the control of the sea’s access. This in turn accounts for the impasse over the conflicting interpretations of the modern law of the sea and, ultimately, exacerbates the parties’ contention for sea power. Because sea power provides the larger context for the Sino-Japanese East China Sea disputes, a few words are in order for its rising importance in the new century.


Okinawa Trough Exclusive Economic Zone Arbitral Tribunal Maritime Boundary Chinese Side 
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