Since China rejected the arbitral ruling, it would struggle to criticize Japan’s claim of Okinotori based on its size or close to the water’s surface, said Jonathan Spangler, director of the South China Sea Think Tank in Taipei.

“They can say it’s not Japanese for other reasons, but they can’t say it because of the size of the island or the type of the island,” he said.

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