A Year in Review: Maritime territorial disputes in the South China and East China Seas

In the fourth of our five part series of 2012: A Year In Review, we look to Asia, with a focus on the recent maritime territorial disputes in the South China and East China Seas. 

While China and Japan are squaring off over disputed islands in the East China Sea.

Tensions are also growing in the South China Sea, with China and countries like the Philippines and Vietnam also claiming areas in the resource rich waters. 

Concerns that the area is becoming a flashpoint with global consequences are rising. 

With new leaderships in place in China and Japan, going forward, what can we expect from these countries with regards to the disputes? 

938LIVE's Reeta Raman posed this question to Associate Professor Li Mingjiang, from the S Rajaratnam School of International Studies and Dr Chen Gang, a research fellow at the East Asian Institute in NUS for their analyses on the issues. 

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