RDCY Special Report: How many countries support China`s position on the South China Sea on earth?

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RDCY Special Report: How many countries support China`s position on the South China Sea on earth?

2016-07-22

 

 

The South China Sea award on July 12th has raised heated discussion across the world. Various countries have expressed their positions over the award and the South China Sea issue. According to the Chinese government and media, there are 66 countries publicly supporting China’s position over the South China Sea issue. However, doubts have risen around the number in the United States. According to some American think tanks there are 10 countries publicly supporting China while some American media, only 8. They even assert that China “trumpeted” the number.


To figure out the truth, our research team, international studies dept. of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY), has to verify on our own by conducting an independent study. We explored the information by extensively searching the internet, and then looked for media reports, official statements, diplomatic documents and talking points releases to track authoritative sources.


Our key finding is as follows:


71 Countries are found to publicly support China’s position over the South China Sea dispute. It is even possible that our team still miss some others.

 

(With dates when they declare, state, publish, are released by diplomatic documents, talking points or by media. Notice some of them made many times among which we only picked up one.)


Africa (40):


The Republic of Kenya 06/15/2016

 

The United Republic of Tanzania 05/31/2016

 

The Republic of Zambia 06/13/2016

 

Republic of Cameroon 06/15/2016

 

The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia 06/15/2016

 

Kingdom of Lesotho 05/27/2016

 

Republic of Malawi 06/22/2016


The Republic of Mali 07/06/2016

 

The Republic of Niger 05/19/2016

 

The Republic of Uganda 05/30/2016

 

The Commonwealth of Eritrea 05/30/2016


The Republic of Sierra Leone 06/09/2016

 

The Gabonese Republic 05/12/2016

  

The Central African Republic 06/28/2016


Madagascar 07/08/2016

 

The Republic of Guinea-Bissau 06/24/2016

 

The Republic of Guinea 07/19/2016

 

The Republic of Benin 07/11/2016

 

Democratic Republic of the Congo 06/28/2016


Republic of Zimbabwe 06/30/2016


The Republic of Angola 07/01/2016


The Republic of Liberia 07/05/2016


The Republic of Senegal 07/08/2016


The Republic of Tunisia Doha Declaration * 05/12/2016


The Kingdom of Morocco Doha Declaration 05/12/2016


The Republic of Mozambique 05/18/2016


The Republic of Congo 06/20/2016


The Republic of Burundi 05/18/2016


The Republic of Togo 05/17/2016

 

People‘s Democratic Republic of Algeria Doha Declaration 05/12/2016


The Republic of Sudan 04/28/2016

 

The Republic of Djibouti Doha Declaration 05/12/2016


State of Libya Doha Declaration 05/12/2016

 

The Republic of Chad 07/28/2016

 

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania Doha Declaration 05/12/2016


The Somalia Democratic Republic Doha Declaration 05/12/2016

 

Union of Comoros Doha Declaration 05/12/2016


Islamic Republic of Gambia 04/21/2016 Doha Declaration 05/12/2016


The Republic of South Africa 06/22/2016


The Arab Republic of Egypt Doha Declaration 05/12/2016

 

Asia(22):


Yemen Republic Doha Declaration 05/12/2016

 

Sultanate of Oman Doha Declaration 05/12/2016

 

Nation of Brunei  04/23/2016

 

Republic of Lebanon Doha Declaration 05/12/2016

  

Republic of Iraq Doha Declaration 05/12/2016

 

The Democratic Socialist Republic of SriLanka 04/09/2016

 

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan 05/18/2016

 

People’s Republic of Bangladesh 04/27/2016

 

Lao People’s  Democratic Republic 04/23/2016

 

Kingdom of Cambodia 04/23/2016

 

The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Doha Declaration 05/12/2016

 

Kingdom of Bahrain Doha Declaration 05/12/2016

 

Republic of Uzbekistan 06/24/2016

 

The State of Palestine Doha Declaration 05/12/2016

 

Kyrgyz Republic 04/27/2016

 

Republic of Tajikistan 06/24/2016

 

State of Kuwait Doha Declaration 05/12/2016

 

State of Qatar Doha Declaration 05/12/2016

 

Islamic Republic of Pakistan 04/28/2016

 

United Arab Emirates(UAE)Doha Declaration 05/12/2016

 

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Doha Declaration 05/12/2016

 

Republic of Kazakhstan 04/28/2016

 

Europe(4):


The Russian Federation 04/29/2016

  

Republic of Serbia 06/19/2016


Montenegro 07/12/2016


The Republic of Belarus 04/27/2016

 

 America(3):

 

Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela 05/10/2016

 

Grenada 06/24/2016

 

The Commonwealth of Dominica 06/24/2016

 

 Oceania(2):


The Independent State of Papua New Guinea 07/08/2016

 

The Republic of Vanuatu 05/25/2016

 

International Organizations(2):

 

 League of Arab StatesDoha Declaration 05/12/2016

 

Shanghai Cooperation Organization 06/24/2016


* These countries expressed supporting to China’s position on the South China Sea issue in the Doha Declaration jointly adopted at the 7th Ministerial Meeting of the China-Arab States Cooperation Forum on May 12th, 2016, available in Chinese and Arabic on the official website of the Forum since June. A Wall Street Journal Report on July 17, however, claimed "it was still being translated".


Our research team includes:

 

Wang Wen, Executive Dean of Chongyang Institute for Financial Studies, Renmin University of China (RDCY)

 

Chen Xiaochen, Researcher, Head of Dept. of International Studies of RDCY

 

Chang Yudi, RDCY intern researcher

 

Cheng Yang, RDCY research assistant

 

Zhou Ximeng, RDCY research assistant

 

Su Yue, RDCY intern

 

Dong Yi, RDCY intern

 

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