A Reuters report on Friday, May 6, cited Hong Lei as saying that “those who expect that the arbitration could compel China to yield or make it an accomplished fact are doomed to be disillusioned. The arbitration is illegal and invalid whatever it will be. China will reject and will never acknowledge it.”
Lei made the remarks as reports said that the U.N. tribunal is set to release its final decision in the coming weeks.
The report said that China may get an unfavorable verdict after it snubbed and questioned the legality of the case, which it said was out of the jurisdiction of the U.N. Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
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