Philippines Wins South China Sea Arbitration

By Caroline Simson (July 12, 2016, 8:47 AM EDT) -- An international arbitration tribunal in The Hague on Tuesday ruled unanimously in favor of the Philippines in a dispute with China over the role of historic rights and the source of maritime entitlements in the South China Sea.

Filipinos cheer moments after an international arbitration tribunal in The Hague handed a big win to the Philippines in its suit against China over historic rights to resources within the areas of the South China Sea. (Credit: AP) The tribunal decided that there was no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to resources within the areas of the South China Sea...

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