BALI, Indonesia – The Philippines assailed China on July 23, 2011 for its “baseless claim” of ownership over South China sea, parts of which are also being claimed by Manila. China’s 9-dash claim over the whole South China Sea, which includes the oil-rich Spratlys Island, has “no validity under international law,” Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary [...]
The issue of war and peace in the South China Sea (SCS) largely depends on China’s current and future behavior. The promotion of a rules-based regime in the SCS must be presented in a way that it will not be misconstrued as “anti-China” so that the problem anarchy in the SCS will provide the prospects for peace, stability and prosperity for all.
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