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Bishop’s timely call for prayer for peace in South China Sea dispute

HONG KONG (SE): The bishop of Hong Kong called on people of the diocese to particularly pray for peace in the dispute between China and The Philippines, as well as among other stakeholders in the tensions arising over the South China Sea decision handed down by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague on July 12.

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Court rules in favour of Philippines

HONG KONG (SE): The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague ruled in favour of a case filed by The Philippines over territorial rights in the West Philippine Sea on July 12, saying that there is no legal basis for China to claim historic rights to resources within the sea areas falling within its Nine Dash Line.

The court added that none of the features claimed by China is capable of generating an exclusive economic zone. 

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