Tuesday, July 12, 2016

China Defies Decision on South China Sea

An international legal tribunal in the Hague has ruled in favour of the Philippines, which claimed China had no claim on most of the South China Sea. China boycotted the proceedings and will not accept it, however.

While I am happy about the verdict, I do not think tensions in the region will be smaller. The statement from China about not accepting it says so. I think China would want to claim even more than this. Hopefully, there will not be a war, it would surely be a big war. Any war is bad, but big wars are worse than small wars.

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