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Bill Hayton is Associate Fellow in the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House, United Kingdom.

Articles by Bill Hayton (1)

How to Solve the South China Sea Disputes

Bill Hayton

This Long Read argues that Southeast Asian states have an interest in recognising each other’s de facto occupation of specific features and then presenting a united position to China. The historical evidence of physical acts of administration suggests that, with some important exceptions, the current occupiers of each feature have the best claim to sovereignty over it.