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South China Sea

South China Sea

9th July – South China Sea

Chinese muscularity in South China Sea The Philippines invoked the dispute settlement mechanism of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) in 2013 to test the legality of China’s ‘nine-dash line’ in the South China Sea regarding the disputed Spratlys. In response, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague decreed …

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South China Sea

27th April – South China Sea

Diplomatic tensions in South China Sea In the middle of the global coronavirus pandemic, China has been busy increasing its presence in the South China Sea. This time the focus of its acquisitory attention are the two disputed archipelagos of the Spratly Islands and the Paracel Islands in the middle of the South China Sea …

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