A crew member sits at the bow of a fishing vessel anchored at the mouth of the South China Sea off the town of Infanta in the Philippines’ Pangasinan province in June 2016, as they prepare for a fishing expedition to Scarborough Shoal, part of a long-running territorial row with China. Photo: AFPA crew member sits at the bow of a fishing vessel anchored at the mouth of the South China Sea off the town of Infanta in the Philippines’ Pangasinan province in June 2016, as they prepare for a fishing expedition to Scarborough Shoal, part of a long-running territorial row with China. Photo: AFP
A crew member sits at the bow of a fishing vessel anchored at the mouth of the South China Sea off the town of Infanta in the Philippines’ Pangasinan province in June 2016, as they prepare for a fishing expedition to Scarborough Shoal, part of a long-running territorial row with China. Photo: AFP

Letters | South China Sea: harder US line towards Beijing supported by law

  • China’s nine-dash line map is unreliable because of its inherent legal ambiguity and incompatibility with UNCLOS. Further, its lack of neutrality is illustrated by other claimants’ formal diplomatic protests in this dispute

Topic |   South China Sea
A crew member sits at the bow of a fishing vessel anchored at the mouth of the South China Sea off the town of Infanta in the Philippines’ Pangasinan province in June 2016, as they prepare for a fishing expedition to Scarborough Shoal, part of a long-running territorial row with China. Photo: AFPA crew member sits at the bow of a fishing vessel anchored at the mouth of the South China Sea off the town of Infanta in the Philippines’ Pangasinan province in June 2016, as they prepare for a fishing expedition to Scarborough Shoal, part of a long-running territorial row with China. Photo: AFP
A crew member sits at the bow of a fishing vessel anchored at the mouth of the South China Sea off the town of Infanta in the Philippines’ Pangasinan province in June 2016, as they prepare for a fishing expedition to Scarborough Shoal, part of a long-running territorial row with China. Photo: AFP
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