Report: International Arbitration Court Ruling Can Cause Major Effects on China

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Report: International Arbitration Court Ruling Can Cause Major Effects on China

China said it will assert its rights over islands in the South China Sea while maintaining its compliance with international laws and the UNCLOS.
China said it will assert its rights over islands in the South China Sea while maintaining its compliance with international laws and the UNCLOS. (Photo : Reuters)

The international court ruling of the case filed by the Philippines against China in the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague could be a vital turning point for the years-long maritime dispute.
A column by William Gallo in Voice of America said that the ruling of the tribunal “could have wide-ranging implications for China’s sweeping claims in one of the world’s most important and bitterly contested waterways.”

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Gallo pointed out that while the decision may not determine which country has the rightful sovereignty over the disputed islands and waters, the ruling could still incite major effects on both countries and the territories they are fighting for.
The Arbitration in the South China Sea
The arbitration case filed by the Philippines in Jan. 2013 indicates the country’s purpose of declaring the territory China claims to be theirs should comport to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).

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