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Q: Does India have a stronger claim on the South China Sea than China?

According to a report in South China Morning Post today, Indian ships were in the South China Sea, including Philippines, long before the Chinese.

 

http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1187222/south-china-seas-history-boundary-changes-must-not-be

 

This would seem to negate China's "historical precedent." Does anyone have any information about this?

6 years 27 weeks ago in  Transport & Travel - China

 
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Well, with a name like South China Sea I would automatically think and assume that China would have a stronger claim on that sea than India would have it. 

 

That's if and unless somebody in history deliberately named it South China Sea to make their case more stronger that it belonged to them and not any other nation in this world. 

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Yes, it absolutely negates China's "historical precedent".

 

I'm not sure why we give credit to the idea of "historical precedent" though.

 

All countries have changed their size, shape and boundaries over time, and have experienced invasions, divisions and takeovers dating back far into prehistory. But should we track down every geographical region's "original" owners and re-instate them?

 

China didn't start out the same size it is today. Obviously people invaded and conquered a lot of land to make China the size and shape it is now. Would it be reasonable to demand, by historical precedent, that China returns control of pretty much all of its land to whatever geo-political formations existed before China even had a concept of nationhood?

 

Most of China's geographical and historical claims are entirely bogus, and in any international dispute, China uses whatever "precedent" is convenient.

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Who cares. It wouldn't change anything. All this stuff about who has the proper claim to the area is bullshit. Nations don't really have feelings, friends, or even enemies in the same way that people do. They just have interests. Here, China has an interest in the natural resources and the trade routes that exist in the area. It happens to be at odds with the interests of the ASEAN nations and India, through India's agreement with Vietnam.  

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