South China Sea Rising Tension: The Quest for ASEAN’s Role?

Damayanti, Angel (2012) South China Sea Rising Tension: The Quest for ASEAN’s Role? In: 3rd Convention of Indonesian Association of International Relations, 12 October 2012, Universitas Muhamadiyah Malang.

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South China Sea has become a dispute for the last five decades. Several countries, involving China and some member states of ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations), have overlapping claims on this area. Its naturally rich resources, including fisheries, oil and gas, have become an attractive economic proposition for these states. Some observers assume the South China Sea dispute is both complex and complicated as the claims are not only territorial but also historical in nature. This suggests that the dispute necessitates more time and further efforts in order to facilitate some form of resolution. Although China and ASEAN have agreed a Declaration on Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) in 2002, China has persistently refused to relinquish its claims to this strategically placed resource. This may signalize the failure of ASEAN’s strategy to ‘pour oil on troubled waters’. Additionally, it may well fail to bring China and its members to achieving a measure of resolution regarding this dispute; thereby failing to reach consensus regarding the exploitation of this valuable resource.

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