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Assessing China's response to the South China Sea arbitration ruling

Zhang, Feng


Many international legal experts believe that the Philippines v. China arbitration award of 12 July 2016 represents a game changer for South China Sea dispute settlements because the award has brought a breathtaking legal clarity to the complex disputes. This article argues that the sweeping nature of the award had a very paradoxical effect on Chinese policy. The arbitration ruling has led to the hardening of China’s claims, but it has also raised a new readiness among Chinese policymakers to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of International Affairs
DOI: 10.1080/10357718.2017.1287876


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