The Hague just ruled for the Philippines regarding China claims on some rocks down there. Japan has a beef with China regarding some rocks off Taiwan.
China, which boycotted the entire proceedings, reiterated that it does not accept the panel's jurisdiction. China "solemnly declares that the award is null and void and has no binding force. China neither accepts nor recognizes it," a statement from the foreign ministry said.Not much room for negotiation there.
I wrote a solution to this problem in a post a couple of years ago, Peace Rocks.
At the same time the USA continues its provocation of Russia on all of its borders, but the world has adult supervision with Putin in charge in Russia. Let's hope this new round of elections gives us adults everywhere.
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