||南シナ海をめぐる中台学術協力について : 『南シナ海地域情勢評価報告』を手がかりに
Cross-Strait Academic Cooperation over the South China Sea
57 , 2017-09-25 , 九州大学大学院地球社会統合科学府
China’s claims of territorial rights over the entire South China Sea are based on the nine-dash line. At the same time, Taiwan draws on the same doctrine to assert sovereignty over the same stretch of water. Both countries have secondary sovereignty rights, which includes ownership of territorial sea baselines and islands in the South China Sea, while sharing their profits. However, China and Taiwan both claim their status as “the traditional China” should afford them primary sovereignty rights. This thesis will aim to shed light on how primary and secondary sovereignty have developed in the South China Sea through Sino-Taiwanese relations, particularly cross-strait cooperation. We analyzed a “report” (houkokusho) published by the National Chengchi University’s (Taiwan) Institute of International Relations in collaboration with the National Institute for South China Sea Studies (China). The results showed that even non-political partnership has seen some progress, but collaborative efforts in general have not improved many critical areas. Specifically, it appears that cooperation over secondary sovereignty shared by both banks in the South China Sea does not work when in conflict with primary sovereignty claims in cross-strait relations.