Published on May 20, 2016 | by LawNews
Christian Science Monitor Cites Prof. Julian Ku’s Comments on US-China Dispute Over Freedom of Navigation Rights in South China Sea
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By Jason Thomson
The Christian Science Monitor
May 19, 2016
Washington would counter that its activities are designed simply to exercise the right of “innocent passage,” seeking in fact to “avoid any conflict with China’s sovereignty claims,” as Julian Ku, professor of law at Hofstra University, wrote in Foreign Policy.
“Instead, by conducting the operations under the rules of ‘innocent passage,’ the U.S. Navy assumed China might have sovereign rights,” wrote Dr. Ku, “but simply challenged China’s domestic law requirement that foreign warships give prior notification before entering what China claims is its territorial sea.”