On 10 July 2015, Dr. Joris Larik discussed on CCTV the proceedings at the Permanent Court of Arbitration concerning the dispute in the South China Sea between China and the Philippines.
“It’s important to distinguish a few things. First, can the Philippines institute these proceedings against China? It can. Both China and the Philippines have ratified the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. [And secondly,] whether it has jurisdiction over this dispute. Both sides have arguments over this. It’s just a shame that there’s no one from the Chinese side to defend this in court.”
Dr. Joris Larik, Senior Researcher