Beijing claims right to setting up air defence zone over South China Sea

Beijing claims right to setting up air defence zone over South China Sea

Beijing “has the right” to declare an air defence identification zone over the South China Sea, it said Wednesday as it stepped up denunciations of an international tribunal that ruled against its expansive claims in the strategic waters. Whether Beijing set up such a zone — which would require civilian aircraft to identify themselves to […]

Beijing defiant ahead of South China Sea ruling

Beijing defiant ahead of South China Sea ruling

Beijing braced Tuesday for an international tribunal’s ruling on the South China Sea, where it has expansive territorial claims, with all eyes watching for the Asian giant’s reaction on the ground or in the water. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in The Hague is set to release its final decision on the case, which […]