Amicable option is PHL’s only viable way in dispute

August 19, 2017   // 0 Comments

On July 12 last year, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague invalidated China’s “nine-dash line” claim over the West Philippine Sea, also called South China Sea, because it overlapped with the Philippine 200-nautical mile exclusive economic zone. Clearly, the PCA ruling upheld the territorial right of the Philippines to the disputed area. But instead of taking steps toward the enf...

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