Further Flare-Up In South China Sea Possible

October 2009
Asia Monitor: South East Asia Monitor Volume 1;Oct2009, Vol. 20 Issue 10, p5
Country Report
The article presents an analysis on the possible tension between China and Vietnam. According to Business Monitor International Ltd. (BMI), the parties have not resolved the underlying dispute over the ownership of the Paracel and Spratly islands, and the demarcation of the continental shelf. It notes that it is the task of the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) to examine the states' reports and make recommendations on the validity of the territory claims.


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