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International Court Asks Beijing to Defend S. China Sea Claims

An international court is giving Beijing more time to defend its territorial claims in the South China Sea.  But China has refused to participate in the arbitration case brought by the Philippines to clarify their territorial claims. The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague says Beijing has until December 15th to submit arguments to  the arbitral panel handling the Philippines case against China.  But in a statement the court said it received a note from China...

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