The SCSTT Virtual Library aims to be the world’s most comprehensive, easily accessible, and user-friendly repository of official statements, international agreements, and public-domain documents related to the South China Sea maritime territorial disputes.

As policies, institutions, and technologies change, important documents often become unavailable online. To help solve that challenge, SCSTT created the Virtual Library to help ensure that these documents remain available and easily accessible to researchers, governments, students, and others interested in South China Sea issues.

You can use the Virtual Library in several ways:

  1. Browse the SCSTT Virtual Library archives.
  2. Search the entire SCSTT website using the search form on the right or just the Virtual Library by clicking and adding your search to the end of the URL.
  3. Share documents by clicking the relevant social media buttons below each document listing.
  4. Submit documents that are not yet available to

All of the documents available are thought to be either (1) in the public domain or (2) provided as fair use for nonprofit educational purposes.

Original source links are provided for all documents. All copyrighted documents remain the property of their authors and/or publishers.

If you find any unintentional instances of copyright infringement that do not fall under fair use, please let us know by contacting Thank you for your contributions and understanding.