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China media calls UN court ‘law-abusing tribunal’

/ 06:06 PM July 12, 2016
In this July 7, 2015, image provided by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the case regarding the Philippines and China on the South China Sea is heard at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague, the Netherlands.  An arbitration panel in The Hague, Netherlands, will issue a ruling Tuesday, July 12, 2016, in a long-running dispute between the Philippines and China over the South China Sea. The Philippines has asked the tribunal to declare China's claims and actions invalid under the U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea. Beijing has refused to join the case, rejecting the tribunal's jurisdiction, and says it will not accept the decision.(Permanent Court of Arbitration via AP)

In this July 7, 2015, image provided by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the case regarding the Philippines and China on the South China Sea is heard at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague, the Netherlands. (Permanent Court of Arbitration via AP)

Chinese state media called a United Nations court a “law-abusing tribunal” after it came out with the most-awaited verdict on the South China Sea case filed by the Philippines.

On Monday afternoon, The Hague ruled in favor of the Philippines over the case contesting China’s massive claims in the disputed seas, saying there was no basis for China’s “nine-dash line.”

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“The tribunal handling the South China Sea arbitration case unilaterally initiated by the former Philippine government issued its final award on Tuesday, amid a global chorus that as the panel has no jurisdiction, its decision is naturally null and void,” Chinese state media Xinhua reported in an article titled “Law-abusing tribunal issues ill-founded award on South China Sea arbitration,” a few minutes before the verdict was officially released.

The news article was supposedly quoting a source from the Philippine foreign ministry.

China claims most of the South China Sea, basing it from their nine-dash line.

China has refused to participate in the proceedings and had stated earlier that they are likely to ignore the ruling. JE/rga

 

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