The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague has issued an arbitration result in a case unilaterally brought by the Philippines against China in 2013.
The issue involves a dispute between both countries over maritime jurisdiction in the South China Sea. China did not participate in the case stating it does not accept any solution involving a third-party settlement of its territorial sovereignty, its maritime rights and interests.
China has declared the award “null and void” and said it has “no binding force.” China favors bilateral talks as the appropriate way to resolve this issue.
The show takes a look at the arbitration results:
- CCTV’s Liu Xin reports from The Hague
- CCTV’s Hou Na reports from Beijing
To take a deeper view of the South China Sea arbitration results:
- Ye Hailin, director of the Center of South Asia Studies with the Chinese Academy of Social Science
- Yee Sienho, professor of international law at Wuhan University
- Richard Javad Heydarian, assistant professor at De La Salle University
- Michael Swaine, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace