19 July 2016
Dialogues, negotiations and consultations are the best way to solve disputes in the South China Sea, a Singapore-based expert said on Monday during a seminar on South China Sea and regional cooperation.
The final award, issued by an arbitral tribunal on July 12, sweepingly sided with the Philippines and denied China’s long-standing historical rights in the South China Sea.
The Chinese government has dismissed the ill-founded award as “null and void with no binding force.”
Li Mingjiang, associate professor at S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, told Xinhua that related countries have showed political will to exercise restraint since the biased award was issued.
In the short term, the impact of the arbitration was not very obvious, he said.
GPO / IDSS / Online
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