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Asia Pacific Journal of Marine Science&Education


Volume 6, No.1, 2016

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Anastasia O. Barannikova

THE PARACEL ISLANDS DISPUTE AND ROLE OF USA

Abstract

The article studies the long-term dispute over the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea, positions of claimants and the role of USA.

Keywords

South China Sea, the Paracel Islands, China, Vietnam, USA

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Vladimir A. Lazarev

EXPANSION OF THE LIVING SPACE OF CHINA IN SOUTH CHINA SEA

Abstract

Article discusses the problem of expansion of living space of China. Contemporary situation in South China Sea where China tries to take control on over 90% of area forms the global threat to the stability in region. Efforts of world community are needed urgently to help the resolving and accommodation of multiple interstate contradictions in South China Sea.

Keywords

China policy, South China Sea, contradictions, disputed area.

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Nikolai I. Pereslavtsev

JAPANESE-KOREAN TERRITORIAL DISPUTE AND THE PROSPECTS FOR ITS RESOLUTION

Abstract

This article considers the reasons behind the dispute between Korea and Japan over the Liancourt (Dokdo/Takeshima) islands located in the Sea of Japan, makes a detailed analysis of the arguments and positions of each of the parties from a historical, legal and economic point of view, and suggests ways and means to solve the problem taking into account the interests of international cooperation and security in the region.

Keywords

Dokdo, Takeshima, Liancourt islands, Japan, Korean Peninsula, International Court of Justice.

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Peter Yu. Samoylenko

PROBLEMS OF INTERNATIONAL TENSION IN NORTH-EAST ASIA AND PROSPECTS FOR RUSSIAN-JAPANESE COOPERATION: COMMUNICATIVE ASPECT OF TWO COUNTRIES’ DIALOGUE

Abstract

Article deals with the problems of modern Russian-Japanese relations. Author researches possible new ways of two countries’ cooperation, which lay beyond the traditional rhetoric in rather cool relations of Russia and Japan. Author proposes to use strategy of reciprocal interests and to develop international relations on the basis of key perspectives, which meet the interests of both countries. The main goal for Russia is widening of economic cooperation in Asia-Pacific region. The main goal for Japan is the settlement of territorial conflicts and contradictions with China and improvement of relations with North Korea. Using their strong features Russia and Japan can help and supplement each other in bilateral relations.

Keywords

Asia-Pacific, North East Asia, Russia, Japan, China, North Korea, territorial conflicts, international economic cooperation, Russian-Japanese relations, priority development areas, Porto-Franco, mutual interests, mass media.

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Sergey M. Smirnov

CONSIDERING THE CHANGING NATURE OF MARITIME BOUNDARY DISPUTES IN SOUTH EAST ASIA

Abstract

The roots of maritime boundary disputes in SE Asia are not an easy subject for analysis. Originating from colonial rule, the situation in disputed areas deteriorated after the discovery of huge oil and gas reserves on the sea shelf. Today the climax of hydrocarbon race has passed but, new challenges appear urging ASEAN, China and other actors to take moves to protect vital interests and exercise sovereignty rights over strategically important maritime areas and sea routes of communications.

Keywords

maritime disputes, sovereignty, drone ships, terrorist threat.

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Boris I. Tkachenko

TERRITORIAL DISPUTES IN THE SOUTH CHINA SEA. THE SPRATLY ARCHIPELAGO

Abstract

The article examines the Spratly archipelago as one of the disputed areas of the South China Sea. Physico-geographical and historical essays on the Spratly archipelago are proposed. The current positions of China and Vietnam on the territorial jurisdiction of the Spratly archipelago are considered. The Spratly Islands are characterized as an object of multilateral international territorial dispute between Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, the Philippines and Brunei. Economic and strategic importance of Spratly Islands is shown. The problems of delimitation of marine economic domains in the water area of the Spratly Islands are characterized.

Keywords

South China Sea, the Spratly Archipelago, territorial dispute, Treaty of San Francisco, China, Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia, Brunei, exclusive economic zone, continental shelf, international maritime law

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