The Diplomat – The current understanding of “historic rights” in the South China Sea in China can be traced back to a U.S. diplomat.
By Bill Hayton – June 21, 2016
In a matter of weeks, perhaps even days, an international tribunal will pass judgement on some of China’s claims in the South China Sea. The judges could – potentially – rule that China’s “U-shaped line” is incompatible with international law. The implications of such a ruling will shake the region.