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dc.contributor.advisorSchuler, Paul
dc.contributor.authorEulano, Alec Cole
dc.creatorEulano, Alec Cole
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-13T03:50:12Z
dc.date.available2019-06-13T03:50:12Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/632678
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the interests that China holds within the South China Sea. Firstly, it details the validity of China’s historic claims to the South China Sea, as well as the international laws dictating territorial rights. Along with assessing the legality of their occupation, this paper assesses the concrete, or tangible, and conceptual, or intangible, benefits of controlling the South China Sea. Issues such as the oil reserves, the fisheries, and the amount of trade in the South China Sea is assessed in relation to China’s interests and possible gains. This also includes the effects of occupation on their nationalism, and the hypothetical gains in military or global leverage. While mostly focusing on China, this paper briefly touches upon neighboring countries’ competing interests as well as assessing their effect on China’s role in occupying the South China Sea. Finally, it argues that the main compelling interest for China is the military utility gained by securing the South China Sea.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
dc.subjectSouth China Sea
dc.subjectSpratly Islands
dc.subjectParacel Islands
dc.subjectChinese occupation
dc.titleA Conflict Evaluation: Assessing China’s Interests In The South China Sea
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dc.typeElectronic Thesis
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizona
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors College
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Science
thesis.degree.nameB.A.
refterms.dateFOA2019-06-13T03:50:12Z


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