Just a day after an international arbitration tribunal in The Hague ruled in favor of the Philippines over its South China Sea dispute with China, China’s Information Office of the State Council has released a white paper declaring the country’s position. It shows some historical facts to illustrate China’s sovereignty over the South China Sea and questions the legality of the court ruling. What’s the truth lying beneath the waters? Zhu Feng, Executive Director of the China Center for Collaborative Studies of South China Sea at Nanjing University, and Senior Captain Zhang Junshe from the China Naval Research Institute shed more light on the issue.
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