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(Analysis) China's Energy Demand and South China Sea Dispute

2014-12-20 09:11:58       source:Eurasia Review

By Selcuk Colakoglu


December 19, 2014


"The South China Sea is known for its complex maritime disputes. Though parties involved in the disputes have been careful to keep the issue of sovereignty discussed within the frame of diplomatic debate, the problem has nonetheless seen recent escalation. From an energy security perspective, it seems that the situation might make the global agenda that much busier.

The South China Sea (SCS) has hosted and still hosts the world's most complex system of maritime disputes. Besides disagreement on the border of the continental shelf and the delineation of exclusive economic zones, there are disputes in the Sea over who has sovereignty over various small islands and skerries."


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