Written by RT News

Since 2015, the South China Sea crisis and territorial controversies have escalated due to the increase in expansionist behaviours by multiple Western and Asian countries such as the United States, China, Japan, and Vietnam. Their hidden intentions of dominating the previously uninhabited islands in the South China Sea area and raising tensions between nations directly challenged global peace and security, which made it more difficult for the United Nations Security Council to maintain its peacekeeping structure within the international community.

RT News editorial board firmly believes that in order to have a more effective solution to South China Sea Crisis, countries represented in the UN Security Council need to consider the national sovereignty of each nation involved in the territorial disputes and have open conversations about the code of conduct within this international waterway before implementing economic and military sanctions.

RT News editorial board supports the delegations of Russia and China and strongly suggests that the goal of UNSC should not only be about how to manage the international tensions, but more importantly, to resolve the territorial conflicts in the South China Sea region by highlighting the UN stance of neutrality on this specific issue.

Each country deserves to defend its own sovereignty and come up with their response to the military aggression within the region. Through efficient communication, countries represented in UNSC should cooperate with each other in order to prevent further protracted crises and damaging consequences for the credibility of the UN itself and countries and regions involved in the conflicts.