PHL to UN arbitral tribunal: China's 9-line claim baseless (Business Mirror (Philippines))

THE Philippine panel zeroed in on the baseless nine-dash line claim of China over most of West Philippine Sea (South China Sea), showing as evidence Ming Dynasty-era maps to belie this, as the United Nations Arbitral Tribunal began hearings this week on the case filed Manila against Beijing. Deputy Presidential Spokesman Abigail Valte, reporting on the…