China, Vietnam, and the South China Sea: Disputes and Dispute Management

Journal Article January 21, 2014, Ocean Development & International Law Volume 45, Issue 1, 2014

This article examines recent developments in the South China Sea; in particular, the China-Vietnam relationship. The developments are presented in the broader context of the Sino-Vietnamese approach to managing border disputes since full normalization of relations in late 1991. The challenges for China and Vietnam in managing their disputes and related tension in the South China Sea are also discussed.