China’s Latest Moves in the South China Sea Have Sparked Fears of a New Land Grab
By Steven Mollman
Aug. 25, 2017
Testing the waters
For China, occupying the sandbar would probably not matter much right now. But one day, it might.
“I suppose that in a future world where China and the Philippines agree to divide up sovereignty over the islands and rocks, China is better off with Sandy Cay if it ever had to give up its claim to Thitu Island,” said Julian Ku, a professor at the law school of Hofstra University in New York.
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