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Europe Can’t Save the South China Sea

America is on its own.

The United States and European Union reacted quite differently to the recent South China Sea arbitration ruling, with the European bloc distancing itself from the transatlantic ally’s sharpest approach to the issue. Washington bluntly called on Beijing to respect the legal decision handed out by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague on July 12, as Brussels loosely backed the arbitrators’ work and urged all parties involved to act with restrain and according to the international law.

  • mauser 98

    !!??WTF ? who wrote that crock

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The EU’s response is what I expect from these debauched losers.

  • FactsWillOut

    What kind of idiot thinks Brussels has sovereignty over China?

  • Even ASEAN won’t go against China.

    This is why a new pan-Asian alliance is needed and for other Asian countries to nuclearise.

  • Clausewitz

    China abiding by laws? June 4, 1989.

  • FactsWillOut

    You either have globalism, which means international law, or you have sovereign states acting in their own interests, and making bi- and multi- lateral agreements, which means no international law. Nations not part of an agreement are not bound by it. In the end, it’s force that will be the determinant, always has been, always will be. All this whining about international law is just grist for international lawyers, who are the worst scum ever.