September 11, 2016

South China Sea: Philippines And Washington Should Give China Some Space

Featuring Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper

Source: Forbes

Journalist Panos Mourdoukoutas

Philippines and Washington should give Beijing some space to save face over its big legal defeat over South China Sea disputes – to help diffuse the tensions in the region, which are turning into a major geopolitical event, and adding anxiety to already edgy global markets.

It has been almost two months since The Permanent Court of Arbitration – an international tribunal in The Hague created under the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) – ruled in favor of Philippines in a maritime case brought by Manila against China back in 2013.

 

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  • Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at CNAS. She is formerly a Fellow with the CSIS Asia Program and Director of the CSIS A...