Members of the Philippine Coast Guard patrol at the Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea on April 14, 2021. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard via AP
Members of the Philippine Coast Guard patrol at the Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea on April 14, 2021. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard via AP

South China Sea: Philippines should legislate ‘gains’ of arbitral win, group says

  • Three experts, including an official who was part of the Philippine legal team behind the arbitration, want the government to enforce the country’s claims
  • But a critic says the measure is ‘unnecessary’ and won’t help to end the impasse between Beijing and Manila five years after the international tribunal’s ruling

Members of the Philippine Coast Guard patrol at the Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea on April 14, 2021. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard via AP
Members of the Philippine Coast Guard patrol at the Whitsun Reef in the South China Sea on April 14, 2021. Photo: Philippine Coast Guard via AP
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