July 13, 2016
South China Sea: Court Rulings And Maturity
The Permanent Court of Arbitration, kind of like a Supreme Court for nations, ruled yesterday that China had no claim to the South China Sea. The sea, which sees ~$5.3 trillion of global trade pass through it every year is claimed by seven different countries, many of which are US allies and one of which is China. The Chinese foreign ministry, which boycotted the court case, decried the ruling and said there was no way to enforce it so it would summarily ignore it. The ruling, and the subsequent refusal of it will no doubt inflame tensions in the region. Real mature guys… real mature.
Nutshell: Our Summary Of The South China Sea
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