China's Basepoints and Baselines under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea: A Critical Analysis

Author:Hyunsoo Kim
Position:Professor of International Law at Inha University School of Law, Korea

China’s straight baseline regime deviates from the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea in a number of ways. Such discrepancies are likely to induce legal and political conflicts between countries, and also the settlement of which would not be easy, in particular, among the East Asian countries. In consideration of this point, the legal issues surrounding China’s straight baselines and basepoints... (see full summary)

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