China has no claim over waters of South China Sea, rules The Hague tribunal

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  1. sayareakd

    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

    Feb 17, 2009
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    China, which boycotted the case brought by the Philippines, has said it will not be bound by any ruling.
    China has no legal basis to claim "historic rights" (sic) to islands in the South China Sea and has violated Manila's sovereign rights, an international tribunal ruled on Tuesday, in a bitter dispute that risks stoking further tensions in Southeast Asia.

    "The tribunal concluded that there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights within the sea areas falling within the 'nine-dash line'," The Hague-based Permanent Court of Arbitration said in a statement.

    Manila — which had lodged the suit against Beijing in 2013 — welcomed the ruling but China reacted furiously, saying it "does not "accept and does not recognise" the decision.

    Beijing had refused to participate in the case, saying the tribunal had "no jurisdiction" over the issue.

    Beijing claims most of the South China Sea, even waters approaching neighbouring countries, as its sovereign territory, basing its arguments on Chinese maps dating back to the 1940s marked with a so-called "nine-dash line".

    But in its hard-hitting ruling, the PCA said Beijing "had no historic rights to resources in the waters of the South China Sea" and that "such rights were extinguished to the extent they were incompatible with the exclusive economic zones provided for in the Convention", referring to the U.N. Law of the Sea.

    "China had violated the Philippines' sovereign rights in the exclusive economic zone by interfering with Philippine fishing and petroleum exploration, by constructing artificial islands and failing to prevent Chinese fishermen from fishing in the zone," the PCA said.

    The tribunal further ruled that the disputed Spratly islands "cannot generate maritime zones collectively as unit" as claimed by China.

    Manila welcomes ruling

    The Philippines welcomed the ruling, Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay said, as he urged restraint.

    "The Philippines welcomes the issuance today... on the arbitration proceedings initiated by the Philippines with regard to the South China Sea," Mr. Yasay told reporters minutes after the court in The Hague released its verdict.

    Tuesday's judgement comes against the backdrop of frequent military brushes between China and its Asian neighbours the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan, which ring the waters believed to hold untapped oil and gas reserves.

    The tensions have also alarmed the United States which has key defence treaties with many regional allies, and in a show of strength last week sent warships to patrol close to some of the reefs and islands claimed by China.

    New Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte had said he was optimistic of a favourable ruling, but offered to hold conciliatory talks with China and vowed he would not "taunt or flaunt" any favourable ruling.

    Referring to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, Manila contended the "nine-dash" line had no basis under international law and that Beijing had no "historic" claim to the waters.
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  3. vayuu1

    vayuu1 Regular Member

    Sep 24, 2015
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    Thread exists merge it with my thread

    Chak De India
  4. Indx TechStyle

    Indx TechStyle Perfaarmance Naarmal Senior Member

    Apr 29, 2015
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    21°N 78°E / 21°N 78°E
    Our Chinese panel.
    @Martian @amoy @shiphone
    And tiny country like Philippines has eclipsed your historic glory and dream of greatness.
    You can bash them here so.:biggrin2:
  5. Mikesingh

    Mikesingh Senior Member Senior Member

    Sep 7, 2015
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    Tora Bora
  6. bose

    bose Senior Member Senior Member

    Apr 5, 2010
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    Kolkata, India.
    Chinese members are hiding !!

    probably waiting for instructions from CCP...

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  7. salute

    salute Senior Member Senior Member

    Jan 5, 2015
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    you all probably watched this already but still posting it here ,

    with indias media like rndtv and others , india cannot to this ,

  8. shiphone

    shiphone Senior Member Senior Member

    Nov 9, 2009
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    LOL...watching this seems I missed the @ coz that one has been on my ignore list....

    but some Indian members on DFI never disappoint me which prove their knowledge level again and


    so called UN/'international court of justice' has announced weeks ago...

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