PH 'softness' on China's territorial claims not working- law expert
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The Philippines' "soft position" on China's territorial claims in the South China Sea is putting the country at a disadvantage, an international law expert said Sunday. The Chinese army installed anti-ship and air-to-air defenses on outposts claimed by Vietnam and the Philippines over the last 30 days, American television network CNBC reported last week, citing sources close to US intelligence. Manila needs to take a stronger stand after this development if it wants to preserve its advantage from a United Nations-backed arbitral ruling that recognized its maritime entitlements in the area, said Atty. Jay Batongbacal of the University of the Philippines (UP) Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea.
PH 'softness' on China's territorial claims not working- law expert. (2018, May 7). The Daily Guardian, p. 6.
Territorial waters; Disputes; International law; Law of the sea; Exclusive economic zone; United Nations (UN); University of the Philippines Institute for Maritime Affairs and Law of the Sea; Batongbacal, Jay; Duterte, Rodrigo; Banlaoi, Rommel; Alejano, Gary; Zarate, Carlos; Roque, Harry; Sanders, Sarah
- The Daily Guardian