Date of Award
Master of Science in Maritime Affairs
Maritime Law & Policy
The dissertation is based on the characteristics and development of geology and geography to starts the analysis of international conventions such as ‘UNCLOS” and other legal documents concerning delimitation of the continental shelf in the legal system with combining various theories from both China and international scholars, and will have a systematically study over origins and current legal status of continental shelf, as well as its basic principles of delimitation method in practice. Meanwhile, by illustration the effectiveness brought by international political, diplomatic, economic development to the natural resource exploitation, and discussion of Chinese continental shelf delimitation practice, the article will finally form some rational suggestions as the reference and theoretical support for the settlement of the controversial problem between China and her neighbors.