Motions

Motion on the South China Sea

December 1, 2016

The South China Sea will shape the course of the 21st century. Brunei, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam have each claimed part of the resource-rich region, and have drawn upon centuries of history to justify their claims. These overlapping claims have created friction between these countries, and the ongoing competition to control the South China Sea has erupted in armed clashes between militaries, coast guard fleets, and fishing vessels in the past. The South China Sea disputes have … Continue reading →