South China Sea: Hague case

A child holds national flags of China and the Philippines before Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and China's President Xi Jinping attend a welcoming ceremony in Beijing in October 2016. Photo: Reuters

South China Sea disputes must be resolved through arbitration

China’s disputes with other powers over the South China Sea – namely the Philippines and Vietnam – have to be resolved rather than allowed to fester. Thankfully, resolutions can still be reached allowing all sides access to the waterways, as well as the resources that can be found there