We need to start calling this the West Philippine Sea. That would really drive the Chinese trolls crazy. Probably a few Chinese admirals too.
“Empires and kingdoms never exercised sovereignty.”
Malik’s statement is completely false. The definition and practice of sovereignty, especially monarchial sovereignty, were defined and described by the commentators of antiquity; such as Hugo Grotius, Hobbes, Plato, and Aristotle, and many others over the past three millennia or more.