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Indonesia stakes South China Sea claim, risking Beijing's ire

Jakarta uses last year's international tribunal ruling to rename disputed waters

Indonesian officials show off the latest official map of the country, with the newly designated North Natuna Sea. (Photo courtesy of the Office of the Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs)

JAKARTA A ruling by a tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague last July denying China's claims to nearly all of the South China Sea has been dismissed as meaningless by Beijing and effectively abandoned by the original petitioner, the Philippines.

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