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Chinese maritime claims don’t hold water

13th July 2016 - 10:29 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


On 12 July the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague ruled in favour of the Philippines over China in a dispute over maritime claims in the South China Sea.

The case was brought to the PCA in 2013 and many – none more so than China – were stunned by the comprehensive nature of the verdict in Manila’s favour. Indeed, the decision can be seen as nothing less than a damning indictment of Chinese policy and behaviour.

Andrew Erickson, professor of strategy at the US Naval War College, commented, ‘This is a remarkable victory for the Philippines.’ He added, ‘Many will

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur is the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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