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India Drops Claim to Unlock Offshore Oil inChina Contrast
If good fences make good neighbors, thatmay explain why much of Asia's recentterritorial tension has centered on the ocean.
India took a step toward tighter ties withBangladesh this month in surrendering its four-decade claim to a swathe of theBay of Bengal about the size of Lake Ontario, opting to heed a UnitedNations-backed ruling. Bangladesh praised its neighbor's move, with the head ofstate-run oil monopoly Petrobangla saying the newfound clarity will unlockdrilling opportunities.
The decision provides a contrast withChina, which declines to acknowledge any UN jurisdiction in its dispute withthe Philippines over maritime claims. The difference in approach shows whytensions are rising in the SouthChina Sea as companies ramp up oil and gas investment in the Bay of Bengal.
"This is a showcase judgment of howcountries can reach an amicable agreement," said S.Chandrasekharan, New Delhi-based director of the South Asia Analysis Group,referring to India and Bangladesh. "The South China Sea is a glaringexample of how one intransigent country can hold up everything."
The Permanent Court of Arbitration on July7 awarded about 19,500 square kilometers (7,500 square miles) to Bangladesh,some 76 percent of the area under dispute with India. The move followed adecision last year that clarified Bangladesh's sea border with Myanmar.
‘Odd Man Out'
"The fact India has accepted thisjudgment without question puts a little pressure on China," Reichler said,adding that China is the first country to refuse to participate in arbitrationunder the UN law of the sea. "It makes China look that much more like theodd man out."
The South China Sea is estimated to have asmuch as 30 billion metric tons of oil and 16 trillion cubic meters of gas,which would account for about one-third of China's oil and www.yiqing001.com gas resources,according to the official Xinhua news agency. Vietnam and the Philippinesreject China's "nine-dash map" of the waters as a basis for joint oiland gas development.
"India, Bangladesh and Myanmar haveall demonstrated that countries can successfully settle their disputes throughimpartial third-party arbitration," Philippine Foreign Secretary Albertdel Rosario said in a text message. "We are confident that the tribunalwill find in favor of our position against China's Nine-Dash Line. I am surethe international community will receive such a development positively and thatChina will appreciate its value in the long run."
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