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Tibetan Government-in-exile calls for friendly resolution to South China Sea dispute


Tibetan Government-in-exile calls for friendly resolution to South China Sea dispute

Dharamshala, July 14 (ANI): After Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague dismissed Beijing's historical claim over the South China Sea, the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) in Dharamshala called for an amicable resolution to the dispute. Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague on Tuesday had denied China's claims over the South China Sea.

The tribunal, hearing a case filed by Philippines, ruled that China did not have the right over the resources in the sea. It also said China breached the Philippines' sovereign rights by endangering its ships and fishing and oil projects.

However, a defiant China, which boycotted the hearings, vowed to ignore the ruling and said its armed forces would defend its sovereignty and maritime interests. The verdict is significant as it is the first time that a legal challenge has been brought in the dispute, which covers some of the world's most promising oil and gas fields and vital fishing grounds.

The case has been seen as a test of China's

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