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NEW CHINESE PASSPORT MAP INCLUDES ALL DISPUTED AREAS -- EXCEPT DIAOYUDAO???   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2012-11-24 11:15:14 |Display all floors
A SABOTAGE OF CHINA'S DIPLOMATIC POSITION BY TRAITORS IN M.O.F.A.?  

The new Chinese passport has a map that includes the 9-dash boundaries of China's South China Sea claim of sovereignty, plus Arunachal Pradesh and Aksai Chin, plus of course, Taiwan, but does not include Diaoyudao.  To make sure even the pro-China Taiwanese feel some pain, the new passport has a picture of Sun-Moon Lake, a scenic spot in Taiwan, to make the point that like it or not, Taiwan is also a part of China.  This has got to be the work of a genius!  Or, a saboteur of China's delicately crafted diplomacy to not be rude even if it remains firm in its principles -- these pictures instead are not eloquent enough to state that the maps and pictures represent parts of China's sovereign territory, but are rude enough to the foreign governments that they will have to agree whether they like it or not.  

The clue as to who is the mastermind of this China-Against-All declaration of diplomatic war is that he or she conveniently omitted to place Diaoyudao inside the officially designated lines of China's sovereign borders as submitted to the UN.  Instead, he or she allowed the 9-dashes to end at Taiwan, leaving the most contentious issue facing China's sovereignty, which is at Diaoyudao, totally OUT OF THE PICTURE.  Therefore, this cannot be the work of GENIUS.

ERGO, IT IS MOST LIKELY THE WORK OF A SABOTEUR WORKING FOR JAPAN.

Wonder how much bribery or blackmail was used to effect this sinking of the Chinese diplomatic ship?

This incident smells of an inside job if the passport changes were issued in final form without the oversight of the highest leaders at a most delicate time when China is trying to isolate Japan, and instead is doing everything to isolate itself instead!  It must be fully investigated.  But China is in no position to retreat from the TRUTH depicted in regards to everything else but Diaoyudao.  A retraction would allow this Damoclean sword to cut into the flesh of China's internal governance, and incite intense debate within the new administration now sworn into office.  Instead, an announcement should be made that this is an alternate draft that was released without due process of selection by the top, and a different map should be issued, that includes the DIAOYUDAO, with the eastern coast of China and Taiwan included (but not the picture of Sun-Moon Lake), and a clear official line as submitted to the UN included that puts Diaoyudao on the side of China and Taiwan.


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Post time 2012-11-24 11:30:38 |Display all floors
It is a provocation !

With new passport, China stamps claim over disputed territories; DFA protests
By: Pots de Leon, InterAksyon.com | Agence France-Presse
November 22, 2012 6:17 PM

InterAksyon.com
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MANILA – Fresh from tense sessions at the ASEAN meetings in Cambodia this week, the Philippines and China are once more at loggerheads over a new issue: the design for China’s new ePassport, which includes maps of contested areas in the West Philippine Sea.

The Department of Foreign Affairs on Thursday issued a note verbale against China to protest this new development. “The Philippines does not accept the validity of the nine-dash lines that amount to an excessive declaration of maritime space in violation of international law,” DFA chief Albert del Rosario said in a press briefing.

“The Philippines demanded that China respect the territory and maritime domain of the Philippines,” the foreign chief stressed.

The new Chinese ePassport contained images of the nine-dash line which DFA officials say “covers an area that is clearly part of the Philippine territory and maritime domain”.

The nine-dash-line encompasses the Spratly Islands, Paracel Islands, Pratas Islands and Macclesfield Bank – all believed to hold vast resources of oil and mineral reserves.

Vietnam also made the same complaint against China, and said discussions between Hanoi and Beijing are under way.

“The action of China is contrary to the spirit of the DOC [Declaration on the Code of Conduct] in the SCS [South China Sea], particularly on the provision calling on parties to refrain from actions that complicate and escalate the dispute,” he added.

The DOC, signed in 2002 by China and the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), hopes to reduce political tensions and aims to ensure peace and stability in a region that links the Pacific and the Indian Ocean. Besides the Philippines and Vietnam, two other ASEAN members, Malaysia and Brunei, have claims on parts of the same area. The other members of the bloc are Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

The non-binding agreement is supposedly the foundation of the Code of Conduct, which interested parties, including the United States, hope will govern the claimant-countries’ actions in the contested waters.

“The Philippines reiterates that the West Philippine Sea with the waters, islands, rocks and other maritime features and the continental shelf within the 200 nautical miles from the baselines, form an integral part of [the] Philippine territory and maritime jurisdiction,” del Rosario said.

The three-decade-old United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) bestows a country maritime jurisdiction over the 200-nautical mile waters of that country’s archipelagic baseline.

Islands disputed with Japan not included

China's new passports show a map including its claim to almost all the South China Sea, but it leaves out islands bitterly disputed with Japan.

China and Japan have also engaged in furious exchanges over East China Sea islands administered by Tokyo, which calls them Senkaku, and claimed by Beijing as Diaoyu. China saw mass protests over them nationwide in September.

The South China Sea is strategically significant, home to some of the world's most important shipping lanes and believed to be rich in resources.

The Paracel islands lie within it and have been held by China since it forced out South Vietnamese troops in 1974, but they are still claimed by Hanoi.

Some social media users in China said the maps had delayed them at Vietnamese immigration.

"I got into Vietnam after lots of twists and turns," said one user of China's hugely popular microblogging site Sina Weibo, saying an entry stamp was initially refused "because of the printed map of China's sea boundaries - which Vietnam does not recognise".

Vietnamese foreign ministry spokesman Luong Thanh Nghi told reporters Thursday that the Chinese documents amounted to a violation of Hanoi's sovereignty and it had protested to the embassy.

Officials handed Chinese representatives "a diplomatic note opposing the move, asking China to abolish the wrongful contents printed in these electronic passports", he said.

Other claimants to parts of the South China Sea are Brunei, Malaysia and Taiwan.

Beijing attempted to downplay the diplomatic fallout from the recently introduced passports, with a foreign ministry spokeswoman saying the maps were "not made to target any specific country".

"We hope to maintain active communication with relevant countries and promote the healthy development of people to people exchanges," Hua Chunying added.

In Tokyo, a foreign ministry official said: "We have confirmed that disputed islands in South China Sea appear in a map printed on new Chinese passports.

"On the other hand, Senkaku doesn't. Therefore, we are not in a position to comment or complain."
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Post time 2012-11-24 11:39:41 |Display all floors
Processing For Chinese Tourists Normal – DFA
November 23, 2012, 7:03pm
MANILA, Philippines --- The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said on Friday that visa processing for Chinese tourists who carry the new e-passport that include a map of the disputed islands in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) will continue its normal course.

This came after the Philippines sent a note verbale to the Chinese Embassy in Manila earlier this week to protest Beijing’s decision to put its South China Sea territorial claims on maps printed inside new Chinese passports.

The Chinese embassy in Manila told Manila Bulletin that it will respond to the note verbale after consultations are made with the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Ministry.

According to Chinese embassy spokesman Hua Zhang, the map showing the nine dash line has been there since 1947 and added that the new e-passport with the said map has also been there for quite sometime.

“The Philippines strongly protests the inclusion of the nine-dash lines in the e-passport as such image covers an area that is clearly part of the Philippines’ territory and maritime domain,” Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said in Manila’s note verbale.

“The Philippines does not accept the validity of the nine-dash lines that amount to an excessive declaration of maritime space in violation of international law,” Del Rosario said, adding, “The Philippines demands that China respect the territory and maritime domain of the Philippines.”

In a separate statement, Foreign Affairs Secretary Raul Hernandez said China’s e-passports signify China’s “acquiescence to their claim… which we believe is excessive and is in violation of our territorial sovereignty.

“We are asking China to respect our territorial sovereignty our exclusive economic zone and maritime domain in that area,” Hernandez said in a statement.

He added that China’s latest move is a violation of the provision on the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC) that China and the 10-member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed in 2002.

Based on earlier reports, Vietnam made a formal complaint to Beijing about the map.

However, the Chinese foreign ministry said the map is “not directed at any specific country,” according to a report by the Financial Times.

China claims sovereignty over virtually all of South China Sea while Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia and Brunei, as well as Taiwan, also have claims to parts of the sea, which is home to some of the world’s most important shipping lanes and believed to be rich in fossil fuels. (Roy C. Mabasa)
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Post time 2012-11-24 11:41:21 |Display all floors
China’s Passport Maps Spark Protests From Vietnam, Philippines

Vietnam and the Philippines criticized China’s decision to include disputed South China Sea islands on maps printed inside new Chinese passports.

The Philippines “strongly protests” China’s decision to include the disputed maritime areas, foreign affairs ministry spokesman Raul Hernandez said, and Vietnam’s government lodged a formal complaint with the Chinese embassy in Hanoi.

Three separate pages in the passports include China’s so- called “nine-dash” map of the sea, first published in 1947, that extends hundreds of miles south from China’s Hainan Island to the equatorial waters off the coast of Borneo. Vietnam and the Philippines reject the map as a basis for sharing oil, gas and fish in the waters.

“The action of China is contrary to the spirit of the declaration of conduct of parties in the South China Sea,” Hernandez said yesterday in a mobile-phone text message.

The map includes the Spratly island chain, which is the subject of overlapping claims by China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines, according to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s website.

China says explorer Zheng He, whose sea adventures predate Christopher Columbus, crossed the South China Sea during the Ming Dynasty and cites historical maps that long predate the founding of the People’s Republic in 1949. The Chinese Foreign Ministry website says the earliest discovery of the Spratlys, called Nansha in China and Truong Sa in Vietnam, can be traced back 2,000 years to the Han dynasty.

Not ‘Targeted’
“The outline of China’s map in the passport wasn’t targeted at specific countries,” the foreign ministry said yesterday in a faxed response to questions. “China is willing to communicate with relevant nations and promote the healthy development of contact between China and foreign personnels.”

China should “reverse their incorrect prints” on the passports, said Luong Thanh Nghi, a spokesman for Vietnam’s foreign ministry.

“These actions by China have violated Vietnam’s sovereignty to the Paracel and Spratly islands as well as our rights and jurisdiction to related maritime areas in the South China Sea, or East Sea,” he said, using Vietnam’s term for the area under dispute.

The maps in China’s new passports didn’t include islands in the East China Sea that are claimed by China and Japan.
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Post time 2012-11-24 11:56:03 |Display all floors
This post was edited by 29042012 at 2012-11-24 11:58

China is always appealling to those countries concerned not to take any step to aggreviate the situation and not to provoke other claimants.

Now, what is this ?
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Post time 2012-11-24 12:08:00 |Display all floors
Sincerity and honesty seems to be totally absent here.
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Post time 2012-11-24 12:25:33 |Display all floors
This post was edited by abramicus at 2012-11-24 12:38

A MAP WITHOUT DIAOYUDAO INSIDE ITS BORDERS IS NOT A MAP OF CHINA - PERIOD!

This sudden move by China to not even claim sovereignty but simply imply it is actually less effective than a formal claim of sovereignty.  One might give the map maker the benefit of the doubt that this new passport was intended to be very "comprehensive and thorough" in depicting Sun-Moon Lake of Taiwan even, as a part of China, not leaving out Arunachal Pradesh or Aksai Chin, and making big dashes across the South China Sea that of course includes islands illegally claimed by Vietnam, all of which is fine and dandy if one wishes to be complete -- but, omitting the most important dispute over sovereign territory today facing China, which is a life-and-death struggle, Diaoyudao, shows that the creator of the passport map did not really aim for completeness.  He included everyone's claims on China's territory, but Japan's illegal claim of Diaoyudao!  As such, this map is actually INVALIDATED BY ITS OMISSION OF DIAOYUDAO.  

This passport map could be used by Japan to prove that even today, November 24, 2012, CHINA'S OFFICIAL MAP DOES NOT INCLUDE DIAOYUDAO AS PART OF CHINA'S SOVEREIGN TERRITORY.

This is high treason and should be immediately removed from circulation.  Without specifying the Indian border, the Chinese passport could simply focus on the region of the East China Sea, and draw the Diaoyudao islands clearly within China's border (and within Taiwan's border).  And skip out the Sun-Moon Lake -- is Beijing planning to invade Taiwan in the same breath?

Li Hongzhang is laughing in his grave.

Why is China trying to make so many enemies, including Taiwan, all at the same time, when its foremost enemy that is forcefully occupying Diaoyudao is Japan??? And to not mark China's territorial border to encompass Diaoyudao is a betrayal of the government and people of China, which makes this very same map illegal even in China.

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