China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea. Photo: Reuters

South China Sea joint energy deals will fail in face of maritime disputes, study finds

  • Chinese scholar Song Xue examined 19 joint development projects worldwide between 1958 and 2008 and found territorial disputes that hurt bilateral ties often caused pacts to fail
  • She cited the Philippines-China venture as an example where both sides had set aside claims for ‘mutual economic gains’
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China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea. Photo: Reuters
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.