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Keynote Addresses

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This chapter presents two keynote addresses made during the conference on "Recent Developments in the Law of the Sea and China". The first presentation was made by keynote speaker S.Jayakumar covering the two decades since UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) entered into force. UNCLOS, in establishing a legal framework for cooperation, has enabled states to cooperate in combating new dangers. The second speaker was Liu Zhenmin who addresses the gathering on China's position on the settlement of maritime disputes. The enactment and implementation of Law on the Protection of Marine Environment and the Law on Fisheries, Law on the Utilization of Sea Areas, Law on the Regulation on the Management of Foreign-related Marine Scientific Research and of Marine Natural Reserves and regulations have contributed significantly to China's efforts in establishing the legal regime for the sea areas within its national jurisdiction in accordance with UNCLOS.

Keywords: China; Liu Zhenmin; marine scientific research; Maritime Disputes; S.Jayakumar; UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)



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