Unclear ruled that in the East Sea, China could be brought to the Security Council

Unclear ruled that in the East Sea, China could be brought to the Security Council 0
Unclear ruled that in the East Sea, China could be brought to the Security Council 0

China’s illegal reclamation activities on a rocky beach under Vietnamese sovereignty in Truong Sa.

On June 4, during a press conference on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue taking place in Singapore, Rear Admiral Guan Youfei, director of the Department of Foreign Affairs, China’s Central Military Commission bluntly stated that the country would not comply.

In 2013, the Philippines filed a petition with the PCA, suing the unjustified sovereignty claim along the nine-dash line drawn by China, claiming sovereignty over most of the East Sea area.

Since the Philippines filed the lawsuit, China has continuously announced that it will not participate in the lawsuit and will reject all court rulings.

Greg Raymond, of the Lowy Institute for International Policy Studies, Australia, commented that compared to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the PCA has less power when it does not have any provisions equivalent to the provisions of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

However, rejecting a PCA ruling means not respecting international law.

In addition, the United Nations Security Council can also classify the East Sea issue as a dispute causing international conflict and therefore must fall under the jurisdiction and tasks of this powerful agency.

Although China (and possibly Russia) will voice opposition, the remaining members of the Security Council will likely agree to consider the resolution.

Only France remains difficult to predict.

Unclear ruled that in the East Sea, China could be brought to the Security Council

Headquarters of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, where the Philippines’ `cow tongue line` case is heard.

Meanwhile, some non-permanent members may be willing to support a discussion in the Security Council on this incident.

Japan is using the concept of `rules-based global order` to address the East Sea issue.

Australia is paying great attention to resolving disputes in the Asia-Pacific region using international law and peaceful means.

China can threaten economic retaliation and has been accused of using this tactic against countries.

One advantage for Australia is that it once stood up as a power that supported the establishment of a rules-based global order.

`The current situation seems to be similar to 30 years ago. If things continue to develop negatively, Australia will definitely stand up publicly against China’s disregard for international law,` Mr.┬áRaymond affirmed.

See more:┬áChina’s ‘green fishermen’ – a danger in the East Sea.

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