False calm in the South China Sea should lull no one


Par Benoit Hardy Chartrand
South China Morning Post

Much has changed and much remains the same since the Hague’s Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled on rivalling claims to the South China Sea just over a year ago. Dampening China’s ambitions in the highly contested area, the court ruled that China had no historical right over the South China Sea, recognising instead that Beijing violated the Philippines’ sovereign rights in its exclusive economic zone. Hailed by some as a potential turning point after years of tensions, the ruling remains at the centre of public and political debate in the Asia-Pacific and the West alike.

Le 14 juillet 2017
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