Unfazed by the ruling of an international tribunal rejecting China’s historic claims to South China Sea’s resources, China has repudiated the role of any third party in resolving such disputes. …Read More
Amid global spotlight, an international tribunal has ruled that China’s claims to the South China Sea have no historical or legal basis and censured Beijing for violating sovereign rights of the Philippines.
The case was initiated by the Philippines in 2013 over China’s territorial claims and building of reefs and islands in the region. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, Netherlands has ruled that any historic rights to resources that China may have had were invalid if they are incompatible with exclusive economic zones established under a UN treaty.
Beijing, which was anticipating a negative verdict, promptly rejected the ruling and rubbished it as a “null and void.”
China “solemnly declares that the award is null and void and has no binding force. China neither accepts nor recognizes it,” the Chinese foreign ministry said in a statement.
Amid the continuing volatility in South China Sea, India and Vietnam have decided to bolster their defence cooperation, which is set to be resented by Beijing. India’s Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar held …Read More
Stepping up the pressure on the US, China will emphasise on maritime issues during the annual strategic dialogue between the two countries. China is expected to raise important issues including …Read More
Are the US and Vietnam ganging up to contain the rise of China? Beijing, which is upset by the much-publicized visit of US President Barack Obama to Hanoi, certainly thinks so.Read More
The Pentagon has said that any activity that ‘puts at risk’ the critical waterway of the South China Sea is of concern to countries like India and the US. “The …Read More
China has condemned a report by the Pentagon, which said that it has increased its defence capabilities and added more troops along the border with India. “The report ‘hyped’ China’s …Read More
In a significant development in the disputed South China Sea, China has reclaimed more than 3,200 acres of land. In recent months, China’s focus has shifted to developing and weaponising …Read More
China has stepped up its assertiveness in the Asia-Pacific region by kicking off military exercises in the disputed South China Sea, the Indian Ocean and the West Pacific. The drills …Read More
Expressing apprehension over China’s behaviour in the disputed South China Sea, a top American Senator said Beijing has repositioned itself as a geopolitical rival of the US. “We’ve reached a …Read More