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EDITORIAL

Hague ruling shows how seas, oceans are global commons

Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 05:50

TO no one's surprise, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague has put paid to any assertion that Beijing's claims in the South China Sea had a legal, or for that matter historical, basis. The tribunal has accepted 14 of the 15 claims put forward by the Philippines in a unanimous award.