Hague Ruling Could Spark China-Japan Row

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Last month, a Chinese naval frigate entered the contiguous zone of Japan's waters surrounding the Senkaku islands - an unprecedented ratcheting up of tensions.

On July 12, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague issued its ruling on the high-profile case brought by the Philippines over its dispute with China regarding the right of Manila to exploit natural resources in the Exclusive Economic Zone extending from territory it claims in the South China Sea. The ruling awarded to the…