South China Sea ruling won’t stop plundering of ecosystem

Reuters India interviewed William Cheung, professor at UBC’s Institute of Ocean and Fisheries, for a story on the ruling that China has caused severe harm to coral reefs and endangered species in the South China Sea.

Experts say this ruling will not prevent further damage to the ecosystem.

“I think the dispute is still posing large uncertainties to the management of resources and conservation of ecosystems in the South China Sea, after the Hague ruling,” he said. “The PRC (People’s Republic of China) disputes the validity of the ruling. It means that cooperation between the countries bordering the South China Sea in managing the ecosystems is still challenging.”