UNCLOS/ITLOS is a sub-department of the United Nations. China is ignoring UNCLOS/ITLOS for the following reasons. 1. UNCLOS has no jurisdiction to determine sovereignty. 2. UNCLOS has no power to impose a binding involuntary arbitration. Any dispute resolution must be voluntary to be binding. 3. China specifically exempted itself in writing from UNCLOS in matters of sovereignty. 4. To achieve effect, UNCLOS must pass the United Nations Security Council which is impossible. China's permanent veto at the UNSC renders the UNCLOS/ITLOS opinion null and void. 5. China was not a party to the proceedings and did not participate. Therefore, the opinion is irrelevant. Nothing has changed in the South China Sea.