Australia declares ‘there is no legal basis’ to Beijing’s claims in South China Sea

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Australia declares ‘there is no legal basis’ to Beijing’s claims in South China Sea




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Australia says China’s claims to disputed islands are ‘invalid’ and are not consistent with UN convention on law of the sea

Australia has declared “there is no legal basis” to China’s territorial and maritime claims in the South China Sea, marking an escalation of recent tensions with Beijing and bringing Canberra further in line with Washington.

The declaration, made in a submission to the United Nations on Thursday, comes after the United States hardened its position earlier this month, accusing Beijing of a “completely unlawful … campaign of bullying” to control the sea.

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