South China Sea

Troubled waters

Print edition : August 19, 2016

China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy soldiers patrol near a sign in the Spratly Islands, known in China as the Nansha Islands, on February 9. The sign reads "Nansha is our national land, sacred and inviolable." Photo: REUTERS

A Taiwanese fishing boat set sail to Itu Aba, which Taiwan calls Taiping, Taiwan's sole holding in the disputed Spratly Islands, in protest against the International Tribunal's ruling on the South China Sea, in Pingtung, Taiwan, on July 20. Photo: DAMON LIN/REUTERS

China defies the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling on its claims in the South China Sea.
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