2016 Pacific Energy Summit
Media Roundtable Video
On the sidelines of the 2016 Pacific Energy Summit held from June 22 to 24 in Singapore, Channel News Asia's "Between the Lines" invited Summit speakers Ken Koyama, Institute of Energy Economics, Japan; Aldo Flores-Quiroga, International Energy Forum; Chen Weidong, DFS Energy Consultant (Beijing) Ltd; and Clara Gillispie (NBR) to discuss the impact of energy abundance on Asia’s energy future. See video of the discussion below.
Learn more at pacificenergysummit.org
The South China Sea Arbitration
The Republic of the Philippines v. The People’s Republic of China
The tribunal hearing the Philippines’ 15-claim arbitral case against China issued its award on the merits of the case on Tuesday, July 12, 2016. The tribunal found that China’s claims to historic rights within its nine-dash line in the South China Sea are incompatible with and superseded by the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, and that no maritime feature in the Spratly Islands can generate an exclusive economic zone.
Access full text of the Award on NBR's maritimeawarenessproject.org website and read short expert commentaries assessing the court’s decision and its implications for other disputes in the South China Sea and elsewhere.
Explore disputed features and maritime boundaries in the South China Sea with the interactive map at
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