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The Korea-China Maritime Borderline Demarcation as a Cooperation of Northeast Asian Region: Focus on the Ieodo

Park, Chang-Gun 1 Kim Ji Ye 2

1국민대학교
2경남대학교

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ABSTRACT

This paper try to illuminate what forms does the Korea-China maritime borderline demarcation as a cooperation of Northeast Asian region unfold. The focus of this argument is examining political stances of the two countries in relation to the jurisdiction issue of Ieodo appeared in the negotiation process of Korea-China maritime borderline demarcation. To do so, this paper is analyzing how the Korea-China fisheries agreement affects in maritime borderline demarcation between Korea-China and is reviewing opposing arguments of the two countries through preceding research analysis around the principle of maritime borderline demarcation. In the Korea-China maritime borderline demarcation, the jurisdiction issue of Ieodo could be figured out the difference of opinions between the two countries from application-methods of international ocean regimes, the specific geopolitical environment of the East China sea and a political solution of the mutual strategic cooperative relationship empirically. Particularly, in this study, as a cooperation of Northeast Asia region, the strategic status of Ieodo by institutionalized collaboration is derived from political implications as the base for construction offshore development strategy, geopolitical military strategic point, and cooperation in marine science. As a result, this research is focusing on developing the idea of cooperation in the Northeast Asia by re-examining the strategic status of Ieodo so as to supervise conflicts and confrontations of the two countries effectively in the Korea-China maritime borderline demarcation.

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