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Academic analysis of China’s legal system has largely been segmented by disciplinary boundaries. International law scholars generally focus on China's maritime zones (e.g., China’s territorial sea claims), as well as more specific issues such as innocent passage and maritime delimitation. In contrast, environmental law scholars study the development and utilization of ocean resources and environment protection, while civil law experts primarily focus on property rights issues. However, because of the breadth and complexity into which it has evolved, the study of China’s marine legal framework requires an interdisciplinary approach. This Article will advance the study of China’s marine legal regime by providing a comprehensive analysis of the regime. First, Part II provides a historical and thematic overview of China’s marine legal system. Part III then addresses the issues that are likely to arise under China’s marine legal system. Lastly, Part IV proffers some thoughts about future development and improvement of China's marine legal system.



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