China, South Korea, and the Socotra Rock Dispute

A Submerged Rock and Its Destabilizing Potential
by Senan Fox
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Publisher: Springer Singapore

Publication Date: October 31, 2018

ISBN: 9789811320774

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This book exclusively addresses the political, historical and important contemporary strategic implications of the decades-long Socotra Rock dispute between China and South Korea. It is one of several maritime disputes involving China and a smaller state, and for which maritime law offers no apparent remedy. There is little doubt it will continue to be a problem in the future and should no longer be overlooked. The submerged rock, located between mainland China and the Korean Peninsula, straddles the Yellow Sea and the East China Sea. As China continues asserting its sovereignty and jurisdiction in maritime areas, this book will provide food for thought for scholars, think-tank researchers, and policymakers.