A Philippine Navy patrol boat approaches Chinese hospital ship Peace Ark off Leyte. Photo: EPA
A Philippine Navy patrol boat approaches Chinese hospital ship Peace Ark off Leyte. Photo: EPA

Manila UN case means China may quit maritime pact

Security expert warns Beijing could withdraw from maritime treaty rather than be bound by its rulings on South China Sea disputes

A Philippine Navy patrol boat approaches Chinese hospital ship Peace Ark off Leyte. Photo: EPA
A Philippine Navy patrol boat approaches Chinese hospital ship Peace Ark off Leyte. Photo: EPA
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