Philippines seeks United Nations arbitration on South China Sea claims
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
According to Philippine Manila chose this move after exhausting "almost all political and diplomatic avenues." He also says he has already informed the Chinese ambassador in Manila.,
Disputes such as those involving theand China's map are likely to be tackled. The Philippines has stated the map issued by China is unlawful under UNCLOS, which includes both countries as signatories.
The Philippines and China are involved in a variety of disputes in the South China Sea along with Taiwan and ASEAN members Brunei, Malaysia, and Vietnam. The current chair of ASEAN, Brunei, has stated it seeks a legally-binding "code of conduct" for the disputes.
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- Michaela Del Callar. "PHL takes territorial spat with China to int'l arbitration" — , January 22, 2013
- "PH to take China dispute to UN tribunal" — , January 22, 2013
- New ASEAN chair Brunei to seek South China Sea code of conduct" — , January 14, 2013. "