Geopolitical Dynamics of the South China Sea


  • Huang Suzhen Hongkong Shue Yan University Author


Geopolitical Dynamics, geopolitical challenges, maritime disputes


The South China Sea, a strategically vital maritime region, has emerged as a focal point of geopolitical tensions, regional rivalries, and international concerns. This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the multifaceted geopolitical dynamics characterizing the South China Sea, examining the historical context, territorial disputes, key actors, and the implications for regional stability. Beginning with a historical overview, this paper explores the roots of territorial claims and maritime disputes in the South China Sea, considering the impact of historical events on contemporary geopolitical tensions. It delves into the competing sovereignty claims over the numerous islands, reefs, and waters, with a focus on the conflicting interests of China, Vietnam, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Brunei. The role of external powers, particularly the United States, in shaping the geopolitical landscape of the South China Sea is scrutinized. The paper assesses the strategic interests of major players and the evolving nature of their involvement, whether through military presence, diplomatic maneuvers, or economic engagement. The complex interplay of alliances and partnerships in the region further complicates the geopolitical calculus.




How to Cite

Geopolitical Dynamics of the South China Sea. (2019). International Journal of Business Management and Visuals, ISSN: 3006-2705, 2(2), 15-21.

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