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Freedom of navigation

By Lu Yang | China Daily | Updated: 2011-11-17 08:05

The law of the sea has no bearing on disputes over maritime sovereignty and jurisdiction over certain sea areas

Recently, freedom of navigation in the South China Sea has often been talked about in the media. Few people, however, have taken the trouble to explore its original meaning.

In fact, freedom of navigation is not a label that can be used randomly. It is a legal rule, which was established centuries ago based on economic, social and political demands and circumstances.

Freedom of navigation

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