Legal and Political Dimensions
Shicun Wu is currently President of the National Institute for the South China Sea Studies located in Hainan, China. He was visiting scholar to the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of John Hopkins University in 1998, to the Seminar on the Dynamics of US Foreign Policy--Regional Security sponsored by U.S. Government in 1999, and visiting senior research fellow at the Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies in 2001 and at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2008. His research focuses on the history and geography of the South China Sea, ocean boundary delimitation, international relations and regional security strategy. Keyuan Zou is Harris Professor of International Law at the Lancashire Law School of the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), UK. He specializes in international law, in particular the law of the sea and international environmental law. Before this he worked in Dalhousie University in Canada, Peking University in China, University of Hannover in Germany, and the National University of Singapore. He is Academic Advisor to the China National Institute for South China Sea Studies and the Centre for Ocean Law and Policy of Shanghai Jiaotong University, China. Keyuan is member of the ESRC Peer Review College and the Commission on Environmental Law of the IUCN, and has published over 60 refereed papers in 30 international journals and eight single-authored and co-edited books, as well as being an editorial board member of international journals such as Ocean Development and International Law. Contributors include: Kazumine Akimoto, Ramses Amer, Robert Beckman, Alberto A. Encomienda, BA Hamzah, Nong Hong, Seokwoo Lee, Jianwei Li, Mingjiang Li, Nengye Liu, Donald R. Rothwell, Carlyle A. Thayer, Shicun Wu and Keyuan Zou.
Part 1 Introduction: Safety of navigation in East Asia: Seeking a cooperative mechanism. Part 2 international legal framework: Implications for East Asia: Navigating the currents of legal regimes and realpolitik in East Asiaï¿½s maritime domain; Compulsory pilotage and the law of the sea: Lessons learned from the Torres Strait; Navigational rights and marine scientific research: A further clarification? Part 3 safety of navigation from national perspectives: South Korea and the safety of navigation: Uncertainty derived from undefined fences; A Japanese researcherï¿½s perspective on maritime navigation; Freedom of navigation and peaceful uses of the seas: UNCLOS, Chinese perspectives and personal thoughts; Foreign military activities in the EEZ: Preliminary views from Malaysia; Singaporeï¿½s South China Sea policy: Implications for the freedom and safety of navigation. Part 4 Navigational issues in the South China Sea: Cooperative mechanism for safety and security of navigation and ocean governance in the South China Sea; Rethinking the coastal states and user statesï¿½ interests in the South China Sea: bridging the perception gap and sharing the responsibilities; Cross- strait cooperation on search and rescue in the Taiwan Strait and its implication for the South China Sea; The use of PSSAs in the South China Sea; Towards a mandatory port state control system in the South China Sea.