Hague arbitration court to rule in South China Sea case on July 12

By: | Published: June 29, 2016 8:09 PM

The arbitration court hearing the dispute between China and the Philippines over the fiercely contested South China Sea will deliver its decision on July 12, it said in a statement on Tuesday.

The arbitration court hearing the dispute between China and the Philippines over the fiercely contested South China Sea will deliver its decision on July 12, it said in a statement on Tuesday.

The Philippines has asked the court to rule in the issue, which pits China against several South Asian countries and has escalated tension in the region. China has not taken part in the proceedings and rejects the court’s jurisdiction in the matter.

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