The verdict on the case brought by the Philippines against China’s unfounded territorial claims in the East Sea (South China Sea) took centre stage at the sixth CSIS East Sea conference in Washington D.C., the US, on July 12.
Malaysia and India have called for peaceful resolutions in the East Sea after the Hague Tribunal adopted the ruling on July 12 rejecting China’s historic rights claim in a dispute in the sea area with the Philippines.
The time-tested amity and all-round cooperation throughout history of Vietnam and Thailand will help the two become good partners in the ASEAN community, as heard an international conference held in Chulalongkorn University, Thailand on July 12.
The United States on July 12 said the ruling from the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague that China has no historic title over the waters of the East Sea (internationally known as South China Sea) should be treated as final and binding and not be a reason to raise tensions.
The sixth annual CSIS East Sea (South China Sea) conference took place in Washington D.C., the US, on July 12, shortly after The Hague tribunal ruled on the case brought by the Philippines against China’s unfounded sovereignty claims in the waters.
Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon on July 12 called on parties concerned in disputes in the East Sea to abide by international law and avoid taking actions that could fuel tensions.
There was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to resources within the sea area enclosed by the nine-dash line as ruled by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague, the Netherlands.
This shows that "the rule of law always prevails over aggression, justice always prevails over coercion and intimidation,” they said in a statement on July 12.
US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said July 12 she welcomes an international tribunal's ruling denying China's claims in the South China Sea, saying the waters were "critical" to the US economy.
Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) on July 12 issued a statement calling on parties in the Philippines’s lawsuit against China on disputes in the East Sea to fully respect legal and diplomatic processes following the ruling issued by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.
The State Department of the US on July 12 affirmed that the ruling made by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on the Philippines’s lawsuit against China’s claims in the East Sea (known as the South China Sea) is an important contribution to the shared goal of a peaceful resolution.
“Vietnam welcomes the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA)’s issuance of the final ruling on July 12 and will issue a statement on the ruling’s content,” Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh said on July 12.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in the Hague, the Netherlands, on July 12, ruled that China violated the Philippines’s sovereign rights in exploring resources surrounding the Reed Bank in the East Sea (internationally known as the South China Sea).
VOV.VN - On July 12, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdon of Thailand issued a press release on Peace, Stability and Sustainable Development in the South China Sea (known as the East Sea by Vietnam).
China’s claims to historic rights over waters within the nine-dash line are contrary to the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague, the Netherlands, said.
Japan is deeply concerned about territorial sea disputes between China and other countries, Japanese Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Korro Bessho said on July 1.
VOV.VN - Vietnam hopes the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) will issue a fair and objective decision on a petition filed by the Philippines contesting China’s claims to disputed areas in the East Sea, creating a foundation to peacefully settle disputes in the region.
There is a firm basis for ASEAN helping settle disputes involving several of its member states and China in the East Sea, said Singaporean Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen.
The US reiterated its call for a peaceful measure to solve territorial disputes in the East Sea on June 29.
VOV.VN - On June 17, the NA Chairwoman Nguyen Kim Ngan had separate meetings with newly-accredited ambassadors of the EU, the UK and Germany in Hanoi.