Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Challenges Mount to Beijing's South China Sea Claims

Monday is the deadline for China to submit a counter-argument in the Philippines arbitration case that questions China's sweeping claims in the South China Sea. But China shuns arbitration and will not respond, while challenges to its position continue to mount. Just days before the December 15 deadline, Vietnam Foreign Ministry spokesman Le Hai Bin said his government told the Permanent Court of Arbitration that Vietnam fully rejected "China’s claim over the Hoang Sa [Paracel]...

Read complete article
© Voice of America -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter