China Loses Landmark UN Case Over South China Sea
For decades, China has claimed to own 90 percent of the South China Sea.By Ryan Biek | July 12, 2016
A United Nations court ruled Tuesday that China doesn't own 90 percent of the South China Sea, as it's been claiming for decades.
China has asserted a "nine-dash line" that has claimed large areas of the South China Sea since the end of World War II. Much of this zone is a lot closer to other Asian countries than to China.
The regime has said the Chinese people have over 2,000 years of activity in the area, giving the country historic rights.