Amid the calls of international community and arbitration tribunal, China remains to be uncooperative with international arbitration procedure.
“We have noted relevant report [regarding the arbitration tribunal’s call for China’s response in case filed by Ph]. China does not accept nor participate in the arbitration case filed by the Philippines. This position remains unchanged,” China Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei said.
Moreover, China stands firm with its position that they are not changing the status quo in disputed waters, even with G7’s call to “seek peaceful resolution of disputes in accordance with international law, including through legal dispute settlement mechanisms.”