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Limits of National Claims in the South China Sea
Select Issues & Applications
By Victor Prescott
ASEAN Academic Press
55 pages, Illustrated, 5 3/4" x 8 3/4"
This book is an excellent contribution to the literature on conflicting claims
on the South China Sea. Most reports on the South China Sea have hitherto concentrated
on who claim what rather than what can be claimed. This book concentrates on
both. It provides a new perspective on national limits or boundaries. Some boundaries
at sea can be drawn without consulting neighbors while others can only be drawn
with confidence after consultation delimit internal waters, territorial seas
and the contagious zone along most of the mainland coasts that fringe the South
China Sea. This monograph on national limits will certainly help policy planners
in their negotiations with each other with regard to the nature of the respective
national boundaries in the South China Sea.