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The South China Sea: Explaining the Dispute - New York Times;

The South China Sea: Explaining the Dispute - New York Times

New York TimesThe South China Sea: Explaining the DisputeNew York TimesAn woman wearing a hat representing a Philippines Navy boat with other protesters during a demonstration in front of the Chinese Consulate in Manila on Tuesday. Credit Ted Aljibe/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. WASHINGTON — After an ...and more »

Landmark South China Sea Ruling Could Revive Negotiations - International Crisis Group (blog);

Landmark South China Sea Ruling Could Revive Negotiations - International Crisis Group (blog)

International Crisis Group (blog)Landmark South China Sea Ruling Could Revive NegotiationsInternational Crisis Group (blog)1. China's maritime entitlements in the South China Sea may not extend beyond those permitted by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). China's claims cannot extend beyond those defined by UNCLOS. 2. China's claims within its ...and more »

Philippines: China should respect Hague ruling - Aljazeera.com;

Philippines: China should respect Hague ruling - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.comPhilippines: China should respect Hague rulingAljazeera.comAhead of regional summit, the Philippines says Beijing should respect international tribunal's South China Sea verdict. 14 Jul 2016 06:32 GMT. Listen to this page using ReadSpeaker. 0; All Social. Yasay will represent the Philippines at the two-day ...and more »

Ex-admiral: US should defend reef off Philippines - Philippine Star;

Ex-admiral: US should defend reef off Philippines - Philippine Star

Philippine StarEx-admiral: US should defend reef off PhilippinesPhilippine StarFILE - In this March 29, 2014, file photo, a Chinese Coast Guard ship attempts to block a Philippine government vessel as the latter tries to enter Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea to relieve Philippine troops and resupply provisions. In one ...and more »

Taiwan leader slams UN ruling, sends patrol ship - Philippine Star;

Taiwan leader slams UN ruling, sends patrol ship - Philippine Star

Philippine StarTaiwan leader slams UN ruling, sends patrol shipPhilippine StarIn this image taken and made available by the Taiwan Presidential Office on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, center right, reviews nautical charts aboard a Taiwan Navy ship before it sets out to patrol in the South China Sea ...and more »

What's next in the South China Sea disputes - Philippine Star;

What's next in the South China Sea disputes - Philippine Star

Philippine StarWhat's next in the South China Sea disputesPhilippine StarAssociate Justice of the Supreme Court Francis Jardeleza, left, and former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay hold a photocopy of the Hague-based U.N. international arbitration tribunal ruling favoring the Philippines in its case against China on the ...and more »

South China Sea ruling hailed as equalizing small countries - Philippine Star;

South China Sea ruling hailed as equalizing small countries - Philippine Star

Philippine StarSouth China Sea ruling hailed as equalizing small countriesPhilippine StarFILE - In this March 30, 2014, file photo, the dilapidated Philippine Navy ship LT 57 Sierra Madre is in the shallow waters of Second Thomas Shoal in the South China Sea. In one of the world's most disputed waters, the puny Philippine navy doesn't ...and more »

Taiwan's Leader Faces Obstacles in Search for Ties Beyond China - Bloomberg;

Taiwan's Leader Faces Obstacles in Search for Ties Beyond China - Bloomberg

BloombergTaiwan's Leader Faces Obstacles in Search for Ties Beyond ChinaBloombergThe 300-meter Andronikos delivered a strong message about Chinese economic might as the cargo ship slipped through the Panama Canal last month. Stacked high with steel containers, the state-owned China Ocean Shipping Co. vessel made the ...and more »

What Beijing Could Do Next After the South China Sea Ruling - Fortune;

What Beijing Could Do Next After the South China Sea Ruling - Fortune

FortuneWhat Beijing Could Do Next After the South China Sea RulingFortuneMinxin Pei is a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and a non-resident senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Few should be surprised by the unanimous ruling this week against China by a tribunal of the ...and more »

The Hague ruling: Turbulent waters ahead - The Straits Times;

The Hague ruling: Turbulent waters ahead - The Straits Times

The Straits TimesThe Hague ruling: Turbulent waters aheadThe Straits TimesFollowing Tuesday's historic ruling on the South China Sea by the UN-backed Arbitral Tribunal at The Hague, two questions should be uppermost in our minds. First, how will the ruling be assessed? And second, how might we expect the parties, and other ...and more »

Tribunal rules against Beijing in South China Sea dispute - Financial Times;

Tribunal rules against Beijing in South China Sea dispute - Financial Times

Financial TimesTribunal rules against Beijing in South China Sea disputeFinancial TimesThe US has called on China and other countries in the South China Sea to renew diplomatic efforts to solve their territorial disputes after a tribunal ruled there is “no legal basis” for China's expansive claims in the area. Sample the FT's top stories ...and more »

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang's Regular Press Conference on July 13, 2016 - MFA China;

Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang's Regular Press Conference on July 13, 2016 - MFA China

MFA ChinaForeign Ministry Spokesperson Lu Kang's Regular Press Conference on July 13, 2016MFA ChinaQ: Once the ruling of the South China Sea arbitration case came out, some countries said that China should obey the ruling since it is legally binding, otherwise China violates international law. Do you agree with that? A: We noted that some countries ...and more »

Has South China Sea ruling set scene for next global conflict? - CNN;

Has South China Sea ruling set scene for next global conflict? - CNN

CNNHas South China Sea ruling set scene for next global conflict?CNNHong Kong (CNN) Could an old map bring Asia to the brink of war? An international tribunal ruled Tuesday that China's nine-dash line -- drawn on a map dating from the 1940s that claims large stretches of the South China Sea -- has no legal basis. It ...and more »

Why China won't back off the South China Sea – whatever the world might say - The Conversation UK;

Why China won't back off the South China Sea – whatever the world might say - The Conversation UK

The Conversation UKWhy China won't back off the South China Sea – whatever the world might sayThe Conversation UKJing Cheng receives funding from the Institute of Asia and Pacific Studies, University of Nottingham. Partners. University of Nottingham provides funding as a founding partner of The Conversation UK. View all partners. Republish this article. Republish ...and more »

What The South China Sea Ruling Means For The World - NDTV;

What The South China Sea Ruling Means For The World - NDTV

NDTVWhat The South China Sea Ruling Means For The WorldNDTVA verdict delivered by an international court in The Hague, Netherlands, sent geopolitical shock waves through Asia. The panel of judges at the Permanent Court of Arbitration said that China's exclusive claims to a vast swath of territory in the South ...and more »

The Hague Tribunal Ruling On South China Sea Raises Tensions - OilPrice.com;

The Hague Tribunal Ruling On South China Sea Raises Tensions - OilPrice.com

OilPrice.comThe Hague Tribunal Ruling On South China Sea Raises TensionsOilPrice.comAn international tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, has ruled against China's territorial claims in the South China Sea, spurring concern about Asia's biggest economy's next moves. China immediately rejected the Permanent Court of Arbitration's ruling ...and more »

The South China Sea Is Not China's - Project Syndicate;

The South China Sea Is Not China's - Project Syndicate

Project SyndicateThe South China Sea Is Not China'sProject SyndicateMELBOURNE – To no one's surprise, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague has upheld all the key arguments of the Philippines in its case against China on the application of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) ...and more »

South China Sea: Beijing considers next moves after Hague ruling - CNBC;

South China Sea: Beijing considers next moves after Hague ruling - CNBC

CNBCSouth China Sea: Beijing considers next moves after Hague rulingCNBCAn international tribunal sent a pointed message to China on Tuesday — just because you say something is yours doesn't mean it is. This week's binding decision from the Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague, Netherlands, dealt a serious blow to ...and more »

Tribunal Rejects Beijing's Claims in South China Sea - New York Times;

Tribunal Rejects Beijing's Claims in South China Sea - New York Times

New York TimesTribunal Rejects Beijing's Claims in South China SeaNew York TimesA panel in The Hague rejected Beijing's claims to the South China Sea on Tuesday, in a landmark case. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS on Publish Date July 12, 2016. Photo by Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times. Watch in Times Video ». embed.and more »

China threatens to impose air defence zone on disputed area of South China Sea - Telegraph.co.uk;

China threatens to impose air defence zone on disputed area of South China Sea - Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.ukChina threatens to impose air defence zone on disputed area of South China SeaTelegraph.co.ukChina raised tensions in the South China Sea on Wednesday by threatening to declare an air defence identification zone (ADIZ) over disputed waters where a tribunal has quashed its legal claim. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled on ...and more »