Category Archives: Legal

South China Sea Verdict: Will Fuming China Sober Down? ; By B. S. Raghavan

CAS article no. 0124/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies The People’s Republic of China has suffered a painful, though expected, reverse in terms of the stinging rebuke of an award given by the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague, on July 12,2016, at the end of a three-year long proceedings initiated by the Republic of Philippines disputing China’s claims over some of the sea areas and features,… Read Article →

South China Sea Arbitration – Likely Fallouts; By Bhaskar Roy

CAS article no. 0121/2016 Courtesy: South Asia Analysis Group  The much awaited ruling of the United Nations Permanent Court of Arbitration on the South China Sea (SCS) case brought by the Philippines against China over disputed maritime claims finally came on July 12, at The Hague. Manila had taken the case to the tribunal in 2013, following Beijing’s overbearing and aggressive attitude in its territorial waters.  China declined to contest… Read Article →

South China Sea and the MEA’s ambivalence; By Shastri Ramachandaran

CAS article no. 0119/2016 Courtesy: DNA India The South China Sea dispute is now headed to the next level of power play. The award of the Arbitral Tribunal set up under the provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of Sea (UNCLOS) on the dispute between the Philippines and China has gone against China. In awarding the Philippines jurisdiction over most of the waters of the Spratly Islands, the… Read Article →

New Law Signals China’s Intentions to Accelerate its International Counter-Terrorism Cooperation; By D. S. Rajan

CAS article no. 0024/2016 Courtesy: Chennai Centre for China Studies Abstract To deal with the increasing challenges from terrorism to its interests both at home and abroad, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) has enacted a new counter-terrorism law, stipulating inter alia formation of national and regional counter-terrorism agencies. The law contains a firm indication that the country is poised to give a big push to its international counter-terrorism cooperation;… Read Article →