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southchinaseaHannah Kitners
(Postgraduate Student, MA IREL Global Program, Webster University, Missouri, USA)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 8 October 2017

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

The South China Sea (SCS) is an area of great contention within the Asia-Pacific region. As China continues its rise as a major global power, its pursuit of sovereignty in the SCS increases. China uses several strategies to justify its sovereignty claims over large swaths of the maritime area. These strategies create concern for other Southeast Asian countries that are also making sovereignty claims in the maritime region...Read more

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