Book named "Islands and Rocks in the East Sea - Post Hague Ruling" launched

16:34 11/05/2017
PSnews - The U.S. Indiana-based publisher of Xlibris on May 7 has released a book named "Islands and Rocks in the East Sea (South China Sea) - Post Hague Ruling" to readers in the US and internationally.

The 254-page book by James Borton, a senior fellow at the American-Asian Institute (author of the "The South China Sea: Challenges and Prospects," published in 2015), was completed based on the speeches of many prestigious scholars from around the world attending the international workshop “Legal status of islands and rocks in international law and practice in the East Sea” held in Nha Trang, Vietnam on August 2016.

The timely launch of the book, with the contribution of the world's leading scholars, favoring cooperation in the field of maritime science to resolve disputes, is worth reading and could help readers understand more about the complexity of the East Sea issues.

The main content of the book consists of three parts: analysis of the legal status of the islands and rocks specified in international law; Ssvereignty disputes in the Truong Sa and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos; and aspects of the Permanent Court of Arbitration's ruling on the lawsuit between China and the Philippines on Chinese unreasonable sovereignty claims and activities destroying the ecological environment of the East Sea and the steps that Vietnam could take to protect its sovereignty and interests of the post-judgment.

Director of the East Sea Research Institute Jonathan Spangler said: "The timely launch of the book, with the contribution of the world's leading scholars, favoring cooperation in the field of maritime science to resolve disputes, is worth reading and could help readers understand more about the complexity of the East Sea issues."

By Phung Nguyen