China’s new map claim on south china sea rejected by Philippines

China's new map claim on south china sea rejected by Philippines

China’s 2023 version of its “standard map”, which claims the nine-dashed line (now the ten-dashed line) in its territory, was rejected by the Philippines.

On August 28, China unveiled its “standard map” for 2023, which included the country’s claims on the nine-dash line and thus claimed a significant portion of the South China Sea.
The South China Sea is claimed by Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and the Philippines.
“This latest attempt to legitimize China’s alleged sovereignty and jurisdiction over Philippine characteristics and maritime territories has no basis under international law,” the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs said in an official release. Specifically under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS).
The 2016 arbitration award invalidated the nine-dash line, the statement added, adding that “the territorial waters of the South China Sea covered by the relevant part of the ‘nine-dash line’ are contrary to the Convention and to that extent without legal effect.” that they exceed the geographical and fundamental limits of China’s maritime rights under the Convention”.
The Philippines urged China to take responsibility for its actions and abide by UNCLOS and the binding 2016 arbitration award.
On July 12, 2016, the arbitral tribunal ruled in favor of the Philippines on the majority of its arguments.
According to the United States China Economic and Security Review Commission, the arbitral tribunal that decided the Philippines’ case against China in the South China Sea ruled in favor of the Philippines, finding key elements of China’s claim, such as its nine .
Dashline, recent land reclamation activities, and other activities in Philippine waters, were illegal.

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