The Heat: South China Sea Dispute

The Heat

The Heat South China Sea Dispute

In January 2013, the Philippines unilaterally filed a case against China at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague.

The issue focuses on a dispute over maritime jurisdiction in the South China Sea.

China is not participating in the case, stating it will not accept any solution involving a third-party settlement of its territorial sovereignty and its maritime rights. China has also made it clear that its dispute with the Philippines should be resolved through bilateral talks.

Nevertheless, the Court is expected to issue a ruling next week.

CCTV’s Hou Na reports from Beijing.

For more on the South China Sea dispute:

  • Zhang Junshe, senior captain and vice president for the Naval Research Institute in China
  • Masood Khan, director and CEO of the Institute of Strategic Studies in Pakistan
  • Sourabh Gupta, senior fellow at the Institute for China-America Studies
  • Wilson Muna, director of Research at the Africa Policy Institute.

The Heat: South China Sea Dispute PT 1

In January 2013, the Philippines unilaterally filed a case against China at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague. CCTV’s Hou Na reports from Beijing. And tonight's panel discusses South China Sea disputes.

The Heat: South China Sea Dispute PT 2

Tonight's panel discusses South China Sea disputes.