he Australian government resisted any claims from China which are inconsistent with the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), specifically, maritime claims which don’t adhere to its own principles on baselines, marine zones and tons of attributes,” the document states.
There’s not any legal foundation for China to draw straight baselines connecting the outermost issues of marine characteristics or’island collections’ from the South China Sea, such as round the’Four’ Sha’ or’continental’ or”outlying’ archipelagos,” it added.
The South China Sea is crammed in to three archipelagos. China maintains almost the total South China Sea as its sovereign territory and it’s vigorously asserted its bet in late decades.
This comes months after the United States formally dismissed China’s promises to overseas funds across most of the South China Sea and termed Beijing’s effort of bullying to restrain them as”entirely unlawful.
US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo about July 13 issued an announcement about the US position on Maritime claims in the South China Sea, stating that the Chinese authorities does not have any legal reasons to unilaterally impose its own will upon the area.
Washington declared that it is aligning with the US position in the Chinese administration’s claims in the South China sea using the 2016 Arbitral Tribunal’s conclusion.