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China Loses To The Philippines In South China Sea Case

Anti-China protesters mount a rally against China's territorial claims in the Spratlys group of islands in the South China Sea in front of the Chinese Consulate on July 12, 2016 in Makati, Philippines. (Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)
Anti-China protesters mount a rally against China's territorial claims in the Spratlys group of islands in the South China Sea in front of the Chinese Consulate on July 12, 2016 in Makati, Philippines. (Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)
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An international tribunal at The Hague ruled today in favor of the Philippines in its dispute with China over South China Sea waters. The court said Beijing has no legal claim to them and has violated the rights of the Philippines by building islands in the area, among other things.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson speaks with Robin Brant of the BBC.

Guest

Robin Brant, BBC China correspondent in Beijing. He tweets @robindbrant.

This segment aired on July 12, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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