The Arbitral Tribunal under the UN Convention on Law of Seas (UNCLOS) established at the request of the Philippines has no jurisdiction over the case.
- China’s territorial sovereignty should be decided by all the Chinese people, and no other organisation has right to handle it, said by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson.
- China’s position on the South China Sea stands on a solid international legal base and will remain unchanged.
- China claims almost whole of the resource-rich South China Sea (SCS).
- Its claim, however, is strongly contested by the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan.