Monthly Archives: June 2016

Beijing: Japanese Judge Means South China Sea Tribunal Is Biased

Tensions over competing territorial claims in the resource-rich South China Sea have spiked in recent months as claimant countries, including China and the Philippines, await an upcoming decision by an international tribunal. That body, located at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague, is widely expected to rule in the Philippines’ favor. But China […]

A Guide to Countering Chinese Government Spin on the Fairness of the South China Sea Arbitration Tribunal

Rumors are swirling that the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) arbitral tribunal will release its long-awaited award in Philippines v. China this week. China has already said it will not comply with the award, but it is clearly worried that a negative award will isolate China diplomatically or weaken its future […]

Indonesian corvette opens fire on Chinese fishing ships in South China Sea

An Indonesian warship has opened fire on a group of Chinese vessels, injuring one fisherman Incident threatens to further escalate tensions between Beijing and Jakarta over the disputed waters An Indonesian navy (Tentara Nasional Indonesia Angkatan Laut, or TNI-AL) Kapitan Pattimura (Parchim I)-class corvette has fired upon a group of 12 Chinese fishing ships after […]

Favorable ruling on PH-China sea dispute can be enforced – Carpio

‘NOT HELPLESS.’ SC senior associate justice Antonio Carpio (left) says the Philippines won’t be helpless in trying to enforce a possible favorable ruling in its maritime dispute with China. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler MANILA, Philippines – If the international tribunal hearing the case over the disputed South China Sea decides in favor of the Philippines, […]