Historic or Historical? Lost in Translation of 'li shi xing quan li' in the South China Sea Arbitration

Author:Ran Guo

In the South China Sea Arbitration, the Chinese term-"li shi xing quan li" was mistranslated into "historic rights short of title," regardless of the official English translation provided by Chinese government and preserved by international organizations. 'quan li' connotes a categorical meaning covering sovereignty and non-sovereignty rights, while "li shi xing" relates to claims and conduct... (see full summary)

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