Whether China ultimately wants to continue to be a party to UNCLOS should be the result of a legal and political cost-benefit analysis. The Convention itself opens the way for China to leave the Convention and it would have good reasons to do so if its territorial sovereignty was undermined by a decision of an arbitral tribunal established under the Convention.
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Talmon: Denouncing UNCLOS Remains Option for China after Tribunal Ruling
Stefan Talmon (Universität Bonn - Law) has published Denouncing UNCLOS Remains Option for China after Tribunal Ruling (Global Times (China), March 3, 2016). Here's the concluding paragraph: