China | The tiny island nation is at the center of China’s geopolitical hurricane
by June Cheng
Posted 7/26/16, 11:43 am
China had at least one backer in rejecting the South China Sea ruling earlier this month: Taiwan. The Hague’s Permanent Court of Appeals decided none of the land features in the sea qualified as islands, including the Taiwan-administered island of Itu-aba (also known as Taiping) in the Spratly Islands, the largest natural island in the South China Sea.