Hanoi (VNA) – The 13th Lodz East Asia Meeting (LEAM) themed “Power shifts in East Asia: Prospects for Developing Asian-European Ties” took place recently in Poland, with a discussion on territorial disputes in the East (South China) Sea and navigation security in Asia being held for the first time.
As the most prestigious annual international conference in Poland, the event saw the participation of nearly 50 scholars and researchers from research institutes of Poland, the UK, Germany, the Republic of Czech, Hungary, Russia, China, Japan, and Indonesia.
The participants reviewed recent noticeable developments in the East (South China) Sea, especially China’s activities to consolidate, expand and construct islands and rocks in the East Sea, which have hanged the status quo of sea and island structures.
According to scholars, China’s encroachment and militarisation in the sea seriously violates regulations on navigation and aviation security, safety and freedom in the region and complicates the dispute settlement process.
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