A Chinese H-6K bomber patrols reefs in the South China Sea. China is closing off a part of the sea for military exercises this week, days after an international tribunal ruled against its claim to ownership of virtually the entire waterway. Photo: Xinhua via AP

A Sino-US deal on the South China Sea is difficult, but not impossible

Mark Valencia says the cooler heads on both sides should recognise there is sufficient ground for give and take, following The Hague tribunal’s ruling that no Spratly feature is an island entitled to full rights

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A Chinese H-6K bomber patrols reefs in the South China Sea. China is closing off a part of the sea for military exercises this week, days after an international tribunal ruled against its claim to ownership of virtually the entire waterway. Photo: Xinhua via AP
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