Tribunal ruling undermines China’s longstanding territorial claim

200 miles

200 km

Limit of

China’s

territorial

claim

South

China

Sea

Paracel

Islands

Scarborough

Shoal

Spratly

Islands

China

Brunei

Vietnam

Malaysia

Taiwan

Philippines

Hainan

‘Nine-dash line’ marks limit of Chinese claim

200 miles

200 km

South

China

Sea

Paracel Islands

Claimed by Vietnam,

China and Taiwan

Scarborough Shoal

Claimed by China,

Taiwan and

Philippines

Spratly Islands

Claimed by China,

Vietnam, Taiwan,

Malaysia, Philippines,

and Brunei

China

Cambodia

Brunei

Vietnam

Malaysia

Indonesia

Taiwan

Philippines

Singapore

Manila

Hanoi

Hainan

Hong Kong