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Current Legal Developments

Current Legal Developments * Associate Professor, Center for Oceans Law and the China Seas, South China Sea Institute, Xiamen University, China. This section of the Asia Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy provides short refereed analytical papers on recent developments in the Law of the Sea in the Asia-Pacific region. ∵ An Overview of China’s Position on the Philippines v China Arbitration Yubing Shi Xiamen University, China shiyubing@hotmail.com On 22 January 2013 the Republic of the Philippines (hereinafter the Philippines) initiated arbitral proceedings against the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter China) by presenting a Note Verbale to the Chinese Embassy in Manila. Accompanying the Note was a Notification and Statement of Claim seeking to address the dispute over maritime entitlements to the South China Sea in accordance with Article 287 of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (hereinafter losc or “the Convention”) and Annex vii to the Convention. 2 An Annex vii Arbitral Tribunal was established on 21 June 2013 to conduct the compulsory arbitral procedure. The Philippines v. China arbitration case has attracted worldwide attention for a number of reasons, one of which is China’s non-acceptance of and non-participation in the arbitration. However, China’s http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy Brill

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Brill
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© 2016 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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ISSN
2451-9367
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2451-9391
DOI
10.1163/24519391-00101007
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* Associate Professor, Center for Oceans Law and the China Seas, South China Sea Institute, Xiamen University, China. This section of the Asia Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and Policy provides short refereed analytical papers on recent developments in the Law of the Sea in the Asia-Pacific region. ∵ An Overview of China’s Position on the Philippines v China Arbitration Yubing Shi Xiamen University, China shiyubing@hotmail.com On 22 January 2013 the Republic of the Philippines (hereinafter the Philippines) initiated arbitral proceedings against the People’s Republic of China (hereinafter China) by presenting a Note Verbale to the Chinese Embassy in Manila. Accompanying the Note was a Notification and Statement of Claim seeking to address the dispute over maritime entitlements to the South China Sea in accordance with Article 287 of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (hereinafter losc or “the Convention”) and Annex vii to the Convention. 2 An Annex vii Arbitral Tribunal was established on 21 June 2013 to conduct the compulsory arbitral procedure. The Philippines v. China arbitration case has attracted worldwide attention for a number of reasons, one of which is China’s non-acceptance of and non-participation in the arbitration. However, China’s

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Asia-Pacific Journal of Ocean Law and PolicyBrill

Published: Jun 3, 2016

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