THE BLACK KETTLE

Proverbs 21:30

An International Court Refutes Beijing’s South China Sea Claims

The court’s decision will erode China’s legal claims in the South China Sea. But that does not mean the ruling will translate into sweeping regional change. China is a powerful player in the Pacific and, in the end, physically possesses the landforms in its control regardless of what international law dictates. The United Nations, by comparison, has little influence in the Pacific Rim or ability to enforce its writ. Still, China’s concrete options for reacting to the U.N. ruling will be limited.

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July 12, 2016 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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