[Tagging] Disputed area

johnw johnw at mac.com
Thu Jul 23 04:45:50 UTC 2015

> On Jul 21, 2015, at 9:13 AM, Greg Troxel <gdt at ir.bbn.com> wrote:
> One thing that perhaps might want to be captured in other disputes is
> what happens when one country actually occupies and controls the
> disputed territory.  There, there's a de facto border and a claim.

The Senkaku Island dispute would make this really rough. Whoever controls the island gets to use the "Exclusive Economic Zone" for it, and the border drawn around the islands are murky. 

China and Japan regularly send people to "visit" the islands. 


China is now building  / expanding Atolls, so they are literally making new islands to expand their border (which would be in the ocean) - where the lines would be seem very unclear >< 

China has turned some atolls into actual islands with facilities, so they are inhabited - but are they China's? 


I guess it would be clearer for disputes like the Kuril Islands - claimed by Japan, occupied and administered by Russia - but passports are not "required". 

Russian administration and long time residents living in disputed territory. For 70 years. 


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