publication . Master thesis . 1999

Environment and security in the South China Sea region : the role of experts, non-governmental actors and governments in regime building processes

Næss, Tom;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1999
Background: The Spratly islands in the South China Sea are today the focal point of a territorial dispute that represents a serious threat to the regional security in Southeast Asia. Six governments - China, Vietnam, Taiwan, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei - have laid claims to all or some of the more than 230 islets, reefs and shoals in the Spratly area. The Peoples Republic of China (PRC) is a key player in the South China Sea conflict. However, the South China Sea is not just a potential scene of military conflict, it is also a rich maritime environment. The sea produces fish, seagrass and other living and non-living resources for one of the most populou...
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