Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
Tian Shichen
Opinion

Opinion

Tian Shichen

Taiwan Strait dispute: ‘international waters’ is merely a US concoction to maintain its maritime hegemony

  • By reclassifying all waters seaward of territorial seas as international waters, the US can claim all the high seas freedoms while avoiding any of the obligations due to coastal states
  • In this sense, the term serves as a panacea for Washington, allowing it to maintain the mobility of its warships in the world’s oceans

Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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