US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a warning over tensions in the East Sea, also known as South China Sea, while welcoming progress in Korean talks, as she addressed an Asian security forum. '"The United States is concerned that recent incidents in the [East Sea] threaten the peace and stability on which the remarkable progress of the Asia Pacific region has been built,'" Clinton told a security forum in Indonesia, on Saturday. … [Read more...] about US warns on East Sea, welcomes Korea talks
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The Declaration of the Conducts of Parties in the East Sea (DOC) was signed in the hope that it would provide the foundation for long-term stability in the area and foster understanding among the countries concerned. A relative stable situation in the East Sea was lasting for half of decade. Security environment in the East Sea and efforts for managing the disputes The East Sea disputes However, it is naïve to believe that because of the DOC, the parties have ceased undertaking activities that complicate the situation. According to the DOC, the parties undertake to exercise self-restraint in the conduct of activities that would complicate or escalate disputes and affect peace and stability including, among others, refraining from any action of inhabiting the presently uninhabited islands, reefs, shoals, cays, and other features, and to handle their differences in a constructive manner. However, the Declaration does not clarify what kind of activities could be considered to … [Read more...] about East Sea: recent developments and its implications
- The US's recent moves sending its super-aircraft carriers to the East Sea, joining military exercises with the Philippines - and the presence of Chinese largest patrol ship in the East Sea show the escalation in military activities in this region. East Sea: Why China's 'order' is problematic? The East Sea disputes Thinking high of power, countries will talk with each others by warships. But if armed conflict occurs, all involved parties will be harmed. The change of approach way is necessary from all parties. To harmonize China's rising, the US's attitude is the key. The role of the US in the order of Asia-Pacific after the cold war is defined via two pillars. The first is the military umbrella of the region with the function of a sheriff of its Fleet 7 and its military facilities in the region. Experts say that besides its impressive growth rate, in terms of quantity, Beijing's naval strategy is still limited and it is power is exaggerated in some cases. A scholar from … [Read more...] about Outside factor for setting up new order in the East Sea
Analyzing the situation in the East Sea, one will see that the key is not simply the relations between the week and strong, or the big and small countries. East Sea: Why China's 'order' is problematic? The East Sea disputes Current conflict management mechanisms Institutionalization is generally understood as building laws and regulations to control behavior. Disclaiming force does not mean completely denying force, but trying to diminish it by more civilized mechanisms. Institutionalization is the path for future because it not only provides all parties certain signals to anticipate the behavior of opponents, but also to help reduce transaction costs for cooperation activities. Countries accept to restrict freedom in actions in order to exchange for long-term interests of a common management mechanism on improving management of natural resources, marine security, implementation of scientific research and more importantly at this moment - managing territorial and territorial … [Read more...] about New order for the East Sea: Power or institution?
In the interview on a Chinese television channel, Dr. Vu Cao Phan, a researcher of Vietnam-China relationships and Vice Chair of the Vietnam-China Friendship Association, said that Vietnamese leaders' speeches are a self-defense reaction, not threats of war. He believed that the East Sea disputes would be settled peacefully. Below is the contents of Dr.Phan's interview with Hong Kong's Phoenix TV as the scientific advisor of the Institute for Chinese Studies (Institute for Social Sciences of Vietnam), which part of it was broadcast to over 150 countries on June 25. What attitude does Vietnam show through its tough expression in the South China Sea (East Sea) recently? It is inaccurate to assess Vietnam's reaction and attitude if you only look at recent incidents. We should look broader and farer. In recent years, more and more Vietnamese fishing fishes were seized by China; Vietnamese fishermen's fishing equipment was confiscated and they had to pay ransom. For example, last … [Read more...] about Vietnamese scholar speaks about the East Sea on Chinese TV