The conventional wisdom in geopolitical circles is that a war between the United States and China is not going to happen — not now, not tomorrow— simply because their economies are intricately intertwined with one another like the fabled Gordian Knot. Destroying each other would be like committing a suicide pact. And why would they […]
Category: Territorial dispute
Tensions are likely to escalate in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) in the wake of the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling that invalidated China’s claims and bolstered those of the Philippines.
The verdict has been cast. The Arbitration Tribunal in The Hague has ruled in favour of the Philippines. Beijing has pre-empted the tribunal long before the decision has been made. China has declared she would ignore the International Court of Justice and that she would not abide by its decision.
China has issued a blunt warning to Australia — “Stay out of the South China Sea or risk damage to bilateral relations.”
Scarborough Shoal —The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has passed a final judgment on the case that the Philippines unilaterally brought before the PCA concerning, among other issues, the legality of China’s “nine-dash line” claim over the South China Sea under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). Both the Philippines and China […]
It has finally been decided that the Philippines has exclusive sovereign right to the West Philippine Sea and that China’s “nine-dash line” is invalid, according to the United Nations (UN) Arbitral Tribunal.
High stakes in the South China Sea: On July 12, 2016, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), in a unanimous decision, delivered a “triple whammy” to China. In a press release, it said that the Arbitral Tribunal ruled that “there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to resources within the sea […]
We just learned the decision of the Permanent Court of Arbitration on the proceedings initiated by the Philippines against China in 2013. We would like to bring attention to the importance of this arbitration case, not only for the parties involved, but also for the international community.
The arbitration court in The Hague has finally ruled in favor of the Philippines The Tribunal said there is no legal basis in China’s historic claims and that it violated the sovereign rights of the Philippines China is now under international pressure to accept the ruling or face the possibility of being branded an international […]
Two US aircraft carrier groups have started operations in the Philippine Sea, in what the Philippine government said was a demonstration of Washington’s “ironclad commitment” as the world awaits a ruling by a United Nations tribunal on Manila’s petition to invalidate China’s so-called nine-dash line in the South China Sea.
A question raised by President Rodrigo Duterte to US Ambassador Philip Goldberg in a recent meeting in Davao City. Amb. Goldberg answered, “Only if you are attacked.”
Sabah does not acknowledge any claim by the Philippines on the state and will maintain the stand, said Chief Minister Musa Aman.