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Post time 2013-9-10 17:12:13 |Display all floors
huaren2323 Post time: 2013-9-9 09:31
If Indeed China imposes a Pre-condition to the Nanning conference to Standing Chief of State ( Pres ...

China's nine-dash-line lacks hstorical grounds and is completely unreasonable. Yes, it is voracious and greedy.
Sorry, but shaving the coastline of a far-away-country disrespecting their EEC  is a very bad and very respectless behaviour.

Sorry, the Philippines are not alone in their view.

Maybe they are alone in their braveness and pride.

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Post time 2014-1-10 22:22:34 |Display all floors
China can't subject entire South China Sea to its sovereignty – DFA
By MICHAELA DEL CALLARJanuary 10, 2014 3:43pm

Tags: Department of Foreign Affairs , Raul Hernandez
The Philippines on Friday rejected China’s new fisheries regulation that exercises control over a vast area of the disputed South China Sea, saying no state can subject the high seas to its sovereignty.

At a press briefing, Foreign Affairs spokesperson Raul Hernandez described the Chinese restriction “a gross violation of international law,” adding that it “escalates tensions, unnecessarily complicates the situation in the South China Sea and threatens the peace and stability of the region.”   

“We are gravely concerned by this new regulation that would require foreign fishing vessels to obtain approval from Chinese regional authorities before fishing or surveying in a large portion of the South China Sea,” Hernandez said.

Further, the DFA spokesperson said China's regulation violates the spirit of a non-binding code of conduct that China signed in 2001 with Southeast Asian nations that calls on all claimants to exercise restraint and stop new occupation in the South China Sea.

But Hernandez said a diplomatic protest has not been filed yet pending clarification from Beijing on its new fisheries law issued by the Hainan Provincial People’s Congress that took effect on January 1 this year.

The South China Sea, believed to be oil and gas rich, is being claimed wholloy or in part by China, the Philippines, Taiwan, Malaysia, Brunei and Vietnam. The Philippines refers to parts of the South China Sea within its exclusive economic zone as West Philippine Sea.

UNCLOS

At the same press briefing, Hernandez said the Philippines "is not the only country adversely affected by these regulation.”

“These regulations seriously violate the freedom of navigation and the right to fish of all states in the high seas as provided for under United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea,” he said.

UNCLOS is a 1982 accord by 163 countries that governs the use of offshore areas and sets territorial limits of coastal states. The Philippines and China are both signatories to the treaty.

“Under customary international law, no state can subject the high seas to its sovereignty,” Hernandez said, noting the new law is another attempt by China to reinforce its expansive claim under its so-called nine-dash line.

The new policy entered into force a month after China imposed an air defense zone over a group of islands it is disputing with Japan off the East China Sea.

Japan, the United States, Australia and the Philippines were quick to reject China’s air zone.

Overlapping claims to the South China Sea, a strategic waterway believed to be sitting atop huge gas and oil deposits, have sparked occasional violence and now regarded as a potential regional flashpoint for armed conflict.

Manila challenged China’s sweeping territorial claims before an international court of arbitration, but Beijing, insisting on historical entitlement over the waters, dismissed the Philippines’ case as groundless and lacking in legal merit.

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Post time 2014-1-11 00:33:50 |Display all floors
NgTran Post time: 2013-9-10 17:12
China's nine-dash-line lacks hstorical grounds and is completely unreasonable. Yes, it is voraciou ...

Since Tang Dynasty, the area has been part of China based on historical record. If this is not historical grounds, I do not know what it is.

China has advocated co-develope and co-share the resources with the neighboring countries as signed in 2001 treaty. It is current president of Philippine who decided to chide in with Japanese in hope to change the status and quo. The recent spat between China and Japan was triggered by the extreme right wing of Japan who wanted to purchase the island and nationalize the island. This is a clear violation of five treaties signed in 1970s which calls for laying down the dispute and co-develope mutually. Even under president Ayoya, sino-Philippine relation was very good and healthy. Back then, many financial institutions in China was asked to form investment plans into ASEAN countries.

If you want a civilized debate, just check the recent sequences of events and you can see who is at fault from beginning.

I do not know why US has deemed China as its adversary instead of friend, by abetting Japan's nationalism government to poke the eye of Chinese government, and unfortunately your hawky president sided with its former aggressor by unilaterally claiming territory as well. The nationalism in Philippine is also brewing high as well while you are pointing the nationalism in China. Philippine and Japan are not victims at all as you painted.

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Post time 2014-1-11 01:07:25 |Display all floors
If you are so sure, than please participate in the arbitration process,

if you don't you only show how weak your arguments are.

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