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Ten things to know about the South China Sea issue

A look into the strategic importance of the region and the diplomatic wars surrounding it

'Concerned' by situation in East, South China seas, says G7

In what should have been a setback for China, an international tribunal in The Hague stated that the nation had no claim over the South China Sea and ruled in favour of Philippines. However, China rejected the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s decision, stating that the order had no legal binding on it.  The South China Sea has seen disputes from various nations who claim to have territorial rights in the region.  The Philippines has had disputes with China over Scarborough Shoal and Spratly and says that the ‘nine-dash line’, a method of ...