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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Beijing showed Figo the Hague, not finding the solution on the South China sea

The Chinese authorities refused to execute the decision of the Permanent court of arbitration in the Hague on a territorial dispute in the South China sea. Opponent of Beijing in this matter was made by the Philippines.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

Today the Arbitration court in the Hague ruled that China has no basis for territorial claims in the South China sea within the “nine-dashed line”.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of China reacted immediately. “The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the people’s Republic of China believes that the decision is invalid and non-binding. China does not accept and does not recognize it”, – said in a statement in Beijing.

The foreign Ministry stressed that the decision of the Hague will not affect the sovereignty of China in the South China sea and its Maritime interests, according to RIA Novosti.

In early 2013, the Philippines unilaterally applied to international arbitration to resolve the dispute with China over the South China sea. Beijing from the beginning refused to take part in the meetings, considering the claim of the Filipinos is illegal.

In 2012, the Chinese actually took control of the Scarborough shoal, located 260 km from the Philippine coast. Thus Beijing controls 80 percent of the reservoir rich in resources. From this moment, China is actively working to build in the disputed waters of the artificial Islands.

China has territorial claims to a number of its neighbors, the most urgent issue over the Senkaku Islands in the East China sea, which is now under the control of Japan.

In early June near the disputed Islands appeared warships of China and Russia, which caused an extremely negative reaction in Tokyo. Japanese politicians have accused Moscow and Beijing are in cahoots.

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