The promise of natural gas and oil reserves, a rich natural marine habitat, and one of the most important shipping routes in the world… These are all at stake in the disputed islands, reefs, and cays in the West Philippine Sea. Fact or Fake brings you the facts you need to know about the highly disputed area. Who has the rights to these abundant resources: China, or the Philippines?
CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
UP College of Law
Philippine Coast Guard
United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
PCA Case No. 2013-19
The South China Sea Arbitration Award of 12 July 2016
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