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The South China Sea Dispute is unquestionably one of the busiestinternational sea lanes in the world. However, activities prevailing inthe South China Sea isn’t only navigation and seaborne trade but alsothere is considerable exploitation and exploration of naturalresources like natural gas, oil and fish stocks.Since 1947, Taiwan’s government, has claimed sovereignty over theSouth China Sea. Today, it maintains control over two of the Sea’smost strategically positioned, naturally formed island atolls: PratasIsland and Itu Aba Island. Both locations have long airstrips, docks,radars and other civil-military facilities. These island outposts addlegitimacy to Taiwan’s ports to the Middle East and Europe. Like allisland nations, Taiwan is dependent upon free access to the sea forits survival. For Taiwan, the South China Sea is a peripheral theatrethat cannot compare to the Taiwan Strait in terms of its supremestrategic value. Nonetheless, the Sea is an important factor toconsider when evaluating Taiwan’s national interests.Taiwan has an important stake in the future of the South China Sea.It maintains a sovereignty claim dating back to 1947 and has controlover two strategically positioned islands at the north and south endsof the Sea. The PRC is undermining Taiwan’s sovereignty anddestabilizing the South China Sea with its rapid build-up of artificialisland bases. Going forward, Taiwan will have to grapple with a largenumber of interlocking questions relating to the South China Sea,while at the same time retaining a sense of proportion andperspective to ensure that these challenges do not distract time andattention away from even more important ones.The Delegate of Taiwan would like to put forward these solutions tothe disputes arising in the South China Sea so that the problem canbe quickly resolved.Solution Measures:1. Mutual respect and maintaining current status quo. As thebiggest country in the region, China must take responsibility ofsecurity and ensure not to change the status quo, and othercountries will respect that.2. Maintaining a very strong US and Allied presence in the SouthChina Sra that will deter Chinese expansion. Ignoring it willembolden the Chinese and threaten not only global commercebut the nations of the region who would fall under China’shegemony.3. All the claimant nations, must follow the principle of ‘JointDevelopment’. All nations must come together for theexploitation of these natural resources and share the privilegesof these resources with each other.4. Only the exploitation of these resources isn’t going to do well,the claimant nations must come together for ‘Joint Protection’of these resources. This idea can also be used to buildconfidence and promote trust. Lack of trust and confidence tosolve disputes has been the key problem as to the South ChinaSea impasse.5. Understanding and recognizing the role of domestic actors inforeign policy making, especially in what are traditionallyviewed as authoritarian and unitary states such as China andVietnam is critical to identifying the sources of conflicts and inlocating the right interlocutors for meaningful dialogue andnegotiation among key claimants.6. Bilateral and Multiparty talks and eventually arriving at a Codeof Conduct agreement.Conclusion:Taiwan has an important stake in the future of the South China Sea.It maintains a sovereignty claim dating back to 1947 and has controlover two strategically positioned islands at the north and south endsof the Sea. The PRC is undermining Taiwan’s sovereignty anddestabilizing the South China Sea with its rapid build-up of artificialisland bases. These massive facilities and China’s associated anti-Taiwan activities around the world threaten Taiwan’s strategic,operational, and tactical-level interests.