Vietnam – China South China Sea Disputes: Recent Developments and Prospects


About the Webinar

The South China Sea disputes are highly complex. One of the most important factors contributing to this complexity is the existence of intertwining bilateral and multilateral disputes. Among all bilateral issues that form part of this “disputes maze”, those between Vietnam and China are by far the most serious. The two countries have not only the largest sea and land areas under dispute but also more bilateral maritime incidents than with any other claimant states in the South China Sea. This webinar aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the sovereignty and maritime disputes between Vietnam and China in the South China Sea and discuss the nature of their disagreements. It also examines issues that have been resolved and those currently under negotiation. Most importantly, the webinar provides insights into how these disputes may evolve in the future.

About the Speaker

Vu Hai Dang is an Ocean Law and Policy Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for International Law – National University of Singapore. Dang holds an SJD in marine environmental law from Dalhousie University and a Master in International Trade Law from University of Paris V. His expertise includes international law, law of the sea and international environmental law, with a geographical focus on Southeast Asia and the South China Sea. Dang has broad professional experience, having worked in the various fields of legal service, diplomacy, civil service, and academia.


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Mar 01 2022


10:00 am - 11:00 am