China And South China Sea Essay

1366 Words Nov 28th, 2016 6 Pages
China has sought out to increase it geopolitics, by asserting its country historical claims using maritime order to have control of South China Sea, by attempting to take full authoritative control of Paracel Islands and Spratly Islands. In addition, China attempt in trying to be the sole power of the South China Sea has created tension with its neighboring countries. As China continues on with historical claims, conflict will be inevitable, hence making the four other surrounding East Asian countries to stop china from taking control of the South China Sea. The reason why China has so impatiently try to claim rights in regards to the island, is due to all the resources that around there, thus making it a profitable area. Taylor Fravel, wrote an article titled China Strategy in the South China Sea, in this article the issue with China and South China Sea is examine, presenting how China has claimed maritime rights over the Paracel and Spratly Islands in 1958.
The issue with the South China Sea has always been present within the Southeast Asian countries, ever since world War ll, however conflict has been escalating. According to Leszek Buszynski, and his article The South China Sea: Oil, Maritime Claims, and U.S -China Strategic Rivalry, the competition with the island began to rise during the 1990s, due to the discovery of the abundant amount of resources, as Buszynski notes, “As global energy demands has risen, claimants have devised plans to exploit the sea 's…

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