This story has been brewing for a while. The U.S. has been saying for months that it is going to challenge China's "increasingly assertive claims" in the S. China Sea ... militarily - by sailing warships through some of the most sensitive parts of the S. China Sea. Many have bemoaned when the U.S. appeared to deliberate and delay and delay. But yesterday, the U.S. finally … [Read more...] about U.S. S. China Sea Provocation … What Next?
UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE LAW OF THE SEA
Philippines, China, UNCLOS and the South China Seas
Recently, we hear a growing chorus how the China - Philippines dispute in the South China Seas ought to be settled by binding arbitration under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). We already have dealt with some of the political dimensions of this (see, e.g., our South China Seas tag), and I won't rehash them here. But I do want to bring up a couple of … [Read more...] about Philippines, China, UNCLOS and the South China Seas