Article – Exploiting Ambiguity by Design

In July 2012, amongst remote Southeast Asian waters far from any continental coastlines, a municipal ceremony was held to mark the establishment of China’s newest and southernmost prefecture-level city, Sansha. Covering a picturesque 13 km2 of island, rock, shoal, reef, bank, and cay in addition to 200 km2 of vast ocean water, the archipelago city constitutes a peculiar case of municipal zoning at sea.

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Pauer, Exploiting Ambiguity by Design: On Geostrategic Trolling and Euphemistic Practice in the South China Sea, Horizonte 11: Knowledge (Jan 2017)

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