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(Opinion) No China Compromise on South China Sea After Philippines Case: Top Chinese Expert

2016-06-04 00:31:49       source:The Diplomat

By Prashanth Parameswaran


June 3, 2016


"China will not compromise on its notorious nine-dash line claiming nearly all of the South China Sea even after an upcoming verdict on a key international case against Beijing filed by the Philippines, a top Chinese scholar told a key regional forum in Malaysia Wednesday.


Ahead of the verdict on the Philippines' South China Sea case against China at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague, some scholars and experts had opined that should the Court find that Beijing's nine-dash line contradicts international law, the Chinese government could clarify the status of the nine-dash line on its own even if it ignores the actual verdict as many expect it to do."


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