The Prospect of a Joint Development Regime
Dr Hong's analysis of the legal and political framework of the dispute is nuances, well-thought through, and the policy recommendations are constructive. - Sophia Kopela, Lancaster University for International Journal of Marine & Coastal Law
Shicun Wu is President of the China National Institute for the South China Sea Studies, a sole national-level think-tank in China specializing in South China Sea studies. His research focuses on history and geography on the South China Sea, ocean boundary delimitation, international relations and regional security issues. Nong Hong is Assistant President at the National Institute for South China Sea Studies (NISCSS), with responsibility for the NISCSS Beijing Office.Her research takes an interdisciplinary approach to examining international relations and international law, with focus on International Relations and Comparative Politics in general; ocean governance in East Asia; law of the sea; international security, particularly non-traditional security; and international dispute settlement and conflict resolution.
Introduction, Shicun Wu and Hong Hong Part 1: Recent Development of the South China Sea Dispute 1. The South China Sea disputes: Recent developments, Mark Valencia 2. Recent Developments in South China Sea and Impact of US-Sino Relations on Regional Maritime Security, BA Hamzah 3. Recent Developments in the South China Sea: Assessing the China-Vietnam and China-Philipines Relationships, Ramses Amer and Li Jianwei Part 2: Legal Context of Joint Development in the South China Sea: Legal Framework, Key Issues, Case Studies, Experiences and Lessons 4. Legal Frameworks for Joint Development in the South China Sea, Robert Beckman 5. Historic Rights and Joint Development, Keyuan Zou 6. Defining Areas for Joint Development in Disputed Waters, Clive Schofield 7. Specifying Procedural Obligations and Alternative Joint Development Models for the South China Sea, David Ong Part 3: Joint Development in the South China Sea: Challenge and Prospects 8. Practice of Joint Cooperation/Development in Disputed Waters: Mixed Success Ventures thus far for the Philippines, Alberto A. Encomienda 9. Joint Development Concept In The South China Sea Workshop Process, Hasjim Djalal 10. Natural resources and inter-state cooperation and competition in the South China Sea, Ralf Emmers 11. Development in the South China Sea: Divergent and Convergent Forces, Vannarith Chheang 12. Energy Resource Exploitation in the South China Sea: A Comprehensive Survey, Irene Chan and Mingjiang Li Part 4: Towards the Future 13. Chinas National Interests and the Law of the Sea: Are They Reconcilable?, Stein Tnnesson 14. Functional Cooperation and Joint Development: A Way Ahead in the South China Sea, Rommel C. Banlaoi 15. Beyond Oil And Gas: Alternative Fields And Models Of Joint Management, Nong Hong