South China Sea and the Law of the Sea: Where is China’s Power Heading? Lettre du Centre Asie, No. 70, July 2016
On Tuesday July 12th, after three years of deliberations, the Permanent Court of Arbitration finally delivered its verdict on the conflict opposing the Philippines and China over status of the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. The judgment is historic, as it goes far beyond the expectations of the involved parties and observers.
This paper is available in French