Title: The strategic view: 'South China Sea conflict' based on the view of nationals from different countries

Authors: Victor Chang

Addresses: Artificial Intelligence and Information Systems Research Group, School of Computing and Digital Technologies, Teesside University, Middlesbrough, TS1 3BX, UK

Abstract: This paper has investigated 'The South China Sea conflict' based on citizens' views from different countries and compares the territorial disputes. It discusses conflicts in the South China Sea and their implications and resolutions viewed from the International Law and citizens' opinions in Southeast Asia. This paper aims to reach the different nationalities' genuine perceptions of the South China Sea conflicts, including their perceptions of the South China Sea conflict versus the views based on their countries of origin, particularly for Chinese and Filipino. Furthermore, this paper identifies whether peaceful solutions are appropriate based on different nationalities' perceptions. Through a mixed-method with both quantitative method and qualitative approaches, questionnaires, data analysis and interviews are used to investigate in-depth perceptions of 'The South China Sea conflict'. The research objectives, questions, and hypotheses can be verified. The research outcome is then used to compare with previous research conducted by other researchers.

Keywords: The South China Sea conflict; The South China Sea development; different nationalities' perceptions on the conflict; peaceful resolutions; surveys and discussions on the conflict.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEBR.2021.10038848

International Journal of Economics and Business Research, 2021 Vol.22 No.4, pp.328 - 356

Received: 12 Jun 2020
Accepted: 01 Jul 2020

Published online: 25 Oct 2021 *

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