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“Setting Aside Disputes and Pursuing Joint Development” at Crossroads in South China Sea

  • Zhang Xinjun

Abstract

On 22 January 2012, the Philippines initiated Annex VII Arbitration “with respect to the dispute with China over the maritime jurisdiction of the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea (Philippines term for part of the South China Sea)” (emphasis added) through a written notification accompanied by a statement of claim (hereafter “Notification”) (DFAP, 2013). On 19 February 2013, the spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry responded to a question from the press, confirming that China has refused to accept the note and its attached notice and returned it to Manila (MFA PRC, 2013).

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Continental Shelf Foreign Affair Exclusive Economic Zone Territorial Dispute Arbitral Tribunal 
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