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In rare move, Indonesia raises Hague ruling vs China
« on: May 29, 2020, 12:07:46 AM »
In rare move, Indonesia raises Hague ruling vs China
The move provides an 'important building block' for Manila, which won the historic award against Beijing, says Asia maritime expert Greg Poling

Sofia Tomacruz
Published 1:04 PM, May 28, 2020
Updated 1:17 PM, May 28, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Indonesian government submitted a rare communication to the United Nations, raising the 2016 Hague ruling that rejects China’s 9-dash line seeking to claim ownership over virtually the entire South China Sea.


Indonesia stated its position on the matter in a note verbale addressed to UN Secretary General António Guterres on May 26, where it opposed a series of circular notes filed by Being in relation to Malaysia’s application to define the limits of its extended continent shelf.

In particular, Indonesia cited China’s notes protesting Malaysia’s application itself, and later on, rejecting the Philippines’ and Vietnam’s positions on the matter.

Indonesia explicitly stated the 2016 Hague ruling the Philippine won against China confirmed the country’s position on maritime features and its entitlements – that "no maritime feature in the Spratly islands is entitled to an exclusive economic zone or a continental shelf of its own."

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