Chinese K-Pop stars express dissent over South China Sea ruling
Chinese members from Korean pop groups have expressed dissent over the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling in favor of the Philippines, which concluded that China has no legal basis to claim rights to a bulk of the South China Sea.
The international tribunal reached the verdict on Tuesday.
Victoria, a Chinese member of Korean girl pop group f(x), posted on Instagram and Weibo an image that had the following words in Mandarin: “China cannot become smaller.” The image also depicts the South China Sea as China’s waters.
Fei from Miss A, Zhou Mi from Super Junior-M, Lay from Exo and Cao Lu from Fiestar also posted the same image on Instagram or Weibo.
PCA stated that China does not have the right to resources within the “nine-dash line,” a demarcation line claimed by China for resources in the major part of the South China Sea.
The Philippines filed a complaint against China in 2013, accusing China of interfering with fishing and thereby violating international laws. It also asked the PCA to reject China’s claim to rights within the “nine-dash line.”
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