Mark Hoskin


Historical Support for China's South China Sea Territorial Stance

By Mark Hoskin 2019-08-10 01:35:00

There have been recent claims in the media that Great Britain and other nations who operate Freedom of Navigation Operations (FONOPS) in the South China Sea have taken no stance concerning the sovereignty of the three island groups that are the subject of dispute among China, the Philippines and Vietnam. However, there is overwhelming evidence that this is not the case. Instead, that evidence points to prior recognition of the islands as historic Chinese territory. To examine this question, public...

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