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After initiating much sea-borne chaos, China now wants a seat in an international tribunal for maritime disputes

Added 08-09-20 12:38:02pm EST - “Australia and Malaysia push back against China's South Sea claims as Ecuador says China agrees to a "monitoring" of its fishing armada.” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “After initiating much sea-borne chaos, China now wants a seat in an international tribunal for maritime disputes”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Australia and Malaysia push back against China’s South Sea claims as Ecuador says China agrees to a “monitoring” of its fishing armada.

Between island-building to control the South China Seas and sending an armada of fishing boats to net the ecological treasures off the Galapagos Island, it is quite clear that China’s actions to exert regional influence and address potential economic issues at home are causing chaos on the high seas.

In an act of hubris that is now unsurprising from the nation, China is demanding a spot on an international tribunal that settles maritime disputes.

China has nominated a Chinese candidate for a judge’s position in an international tribunal that settles maritime disputes. But the U.S. is seeking to stop China, arguing that Beijing has flouted international sea laws in the disputed South China Sea.

“Electing a PRC official to this body is like hiring an arsonist to help run the Fire Department,” said David Stilwell, U.S. assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, at an online forum held by think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies last month.

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