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Philippines ‘Optimistic’ In Territorial Dispute with China

Last week an international panel opened long-anticipated hearings into the territorial dispute in the South China Sea between China and the Philippines. Beijing has refused to engage with the process, but it’s still going forward and Philippines officials say they are optimistic about their case arguing that international law allows them rights to exploit reefs, islands and shoals in their economic waters. Resolving the dispute The tribunal’s five judges have two key questions to...

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