Obama warns China: tensions rise over world tribunal's maritime ruling
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US President Barack Obama warned Beijing Thursday it could not ignore a tribunal's ruling rejecting its sweeping claims to the South China Sea, driving tensions higher in a territorial row that threatens regional security. The disputes has raised fears of military confrontation between the world's superpowers, with China determined to cement control of the strategically vital waters despite a July verdict that its claims have no legal basis.
Obama warns China: tensions rise over world tribunal's maritime ruling. (2016, September 9). Manila Standard, pp. A1, A2.
Disputes; Territorial waters; Law of the sea; Territorial waters; Military operations; Artificial islands; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; International cooperation; Exclusive economic zone; Fishing grounds; Trade; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); United Nations (UN); Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); Obama, Barack; Li, Keqiang; Duterte, Rodrigo; Dureza, Jesus; Go, Christopher; Jose, Charles; Xi, Jinping; Kim, Jong-Un
- Manila Standard