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Safety of navigation in East Asia: seeking a cooperative mechanism

Shicun Wu and Keyuan Zou

Abstract:

This is the introductory chapter setting forth the purpose and structure of the book and identifying the issues to be discussed throughout the book. By introducing the outline of the book, the chapter finds some concluding observations on how to secure the safety of navigation in East Asia through a cooperative mechanism.

Key words

East Asia

navigation

maritime security

sea lanes

UNCLOS

EEZ

Introduction

Safety of navigation is always a major concern in the world community as the sea lanes in the oceans are lifelines for the growth of the global economy and well-being of humankind. Navigation is particularly of vital importance for the ...

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