China’s Development of Public Goods in the South China Sea Islands

  • Zhang Mingliang
Part of the Politics and Development of Contemporary China book series (PDCC)


It is necessary for China to offer more public goods meaning more facilities available to all nations and peoples coming in the South China Sea (SCS) to help secure peace, stability and freedom of navigation in the South China Sea. Arbitration, an important question for the South China Sea and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), is discussed. This chapter shows a positive view of China in the Paracel and Spratly Islands, but does not forget to point out the slow implementation of the development of public goods, the services useful for the seamen entering in a contested region of the world.


ASEAN Arbitration Development Public goods South China Sea (SCS) 


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  • Zhang Mingliang
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  1. 1.Institute of South East Asia StudiesJinan UniversityGuangzhouChina
  2. 2.School of International StudiesGuangzhouChina

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