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Philippines takes China to UN over sea row

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The Philippines has taken China to a UN tribunal to challenge its claim to most of the South China Sea, including territory belonging to the archipelago, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Tuesday. 

Photo taken on July 27, 2012 shows Philippine navy ship BRP Rajah Humabon leaving Subic Bay, a former US navy base, near the South China Sea. The Philippines has taken China to a UN tribunal to challenge its claim to most of the South China Sea including Philippine territory, Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario said Tuesday.

Del Rosario told reporters that Manila had referred Beijing to an arbitration panel under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea -- a 1982 treaty signed by both countries -- and would ask it to declare Chinese claims in the area invalid.

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