China's comeback on dispute
China, who has lost against the Philippines over their territorial dispute, continues to reiterate that the tribunal court’s ruling has no legal basis.
In 2012, the Philippines has challenged China’s claims over West Philippine Sea as the East Asian country became aggressive over some of its territories that still fell under Philippine jurisdiction.
The Spratly Islands, which has caused the major dispute among neighboring Asian countries, is said to have vast reserves of natural resources. The sea that it lies in also plays a major role in shipping and has become a major fishing area.
The Philippines then has raised their case to the Permanent Court of Arbitration, which has released their ruling in favor of the country yesterday afternoon.
The ruling came from an arbitration tribunal under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), which both countries have signed.