1. Introduction 2. The Origin and Development of the South China Sea Dispute 3. UNCLOS and its relevance to the South China Sea 4. State Practice of UNCLOS and the SCS 5. UNCLOS and Other International Mechanisms in the South China Sea 6. A Pragmatic Settlement Regime for the SCS Dispute 7. Conclusion
Nong Hong is Deputy Director, Research Center for Ocean Law and Policy at the National Institute for the South China Sea Studies, China.
"With this book, Dr. Hong has made a constructive contribution to the academic literature pertaining to maritime disputes in the SCS. She has brought to light an important area of international law and politics. The author has obviously written after elaborate research and painstaking attention to sources, and should be commended for her thorough analysis of State practice, as well as her innovative five-fold suggestions for a pragmatic solution to the conflicts in the SCS. The text will be useful both to scholars in international relations and international law, politicians and students."Oystein Jensen Senior Research Fellow, Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Lysaker, Norway