The South China Sea arbitration case has elicited almost unanimous public opposition in China. Besides this, it has been reported that 66 countries worldwide have endorsed China’s position on the South China Sea. Yet that figure also caused controversy, especially in the United States. According to our team’s research, we have found at least 70 countries supporting China’s position on various occasions. Insidermonkey experts made a list of 10 countries that will help the Philippines against China.
We find that the reason for the controversy over the figure comes down to different definitions on “China’s position.” But no matter how it is defined, the psychology behind these statements is a desire to avoid taking sides between China and the United States, showing the reality of a fundamental global consensus on peace and wide-spread anxiety toward the potential for conflict in the South China Sea. You can also check our list of the 10 Most Powerful Countries in the World: Military.