China unveils oil offensive in West PHL Sea squabble
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Fight for the Philippines
Fight for China
Fly away on your beautiful rainbow-colored balloon
It won't happen
No legal merit for China claim over West PHL Sea — intl law experts
"It doesn't have much merit from the point of view of the modern international law of the sea,” said Ginsburg, who teaches International Law and Political Science at the University of Chicago Law School.
A recent move by Chinese to establish a new city called Sansha to politically administer its claimed territories in West Philippine Sea was "an internal recognition that the nine-dash territorial line on its own is not enough to make a viable claim," Ginsburg noted.
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US blasts China over West Philippine Sea dispute
.....State Department acting deputy spokesman Patrick Ventrell, in a press statement, said the garrison and China's Sansha City covering disputed areas "run counter to collaborative diplomatic efforts to resolve differences and risk further escalating tensions in the region."
"We are concerned by the increase in tensions in the South China Sea and are monitoring the situation closely," he said.
Ventrell said the latest incidents in the dispute waters "include an uptick in confrontational rhetoric, disagreements over resource exploitation, coercive economic actions, and the incidents around the Scarborough Reef, including the use of barriers to deny access."
101 East - Standoff at Scarborough Shoal
may navy seals pala tayo
NAVSOG is not intended for patrol duty.
simula narin siguro ng pag-unlad ng sandatahang lakas natin... namili ng 3 Cutter at 2 Maestrele warship si PNoy! sana sunod sunod na
Spratlys, Paracels not on 1904 Chinese map
A Han-Chinese map of China published in 1904 reveals that China stretched as far south as Hainan Island, and that Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) Islands did not belong to China.
Shanghai Publishing House printed the map whose Vietnamese name is “Hoàng triều trực tỉnh địa dư toàn đồ” (Map of all Chinese provinces).
After holding it for 30 years, Dr. Mai Hong, former head of the Library of the Institute for the Study of Chinese and Demotic Scripts and Cultures, has decided to release the historical evidence.
Hong recently sat down with Tuoi Tre for an interview about the map:
How did you get this map?
I got this map when I administered a library of Chinese and Demotic Script books (now Institute for the Study of Chinese and Demotic Scripts and Cultures) in 1977. At that time, collecting maps was not our administrative function. However, to my surprise, an elderly man who often sold books to us showed up at our office one day and recommended I buy this map. I spent one month’s salary to purchase it without my family’s knowledge.
naging interesado lang naman ang china sa west phil sea dahil sa napabalitang may langis duon at wala na ang mga us bases dito sa pinas ...
Gusto kong makitang nagwe-wave ang Philippine Flag sa Frigate na yan... astig!
^ ang maganda pa sa Maestrele Frigate pwede sya anti-air, anti-ship at anti-sub at meron pang helipad, kailangan pa natin ng marami pang gantong klase ng versatile warships.
Padami na ng padami barko natin, exciting! susunod destroyers, cruisers then subs before 2020. Yung carrier hindi pa natin kailangan kung territorial defense ang focus
bilihin din nila yun binebentang destroyer ng UK. Ang problema nga lang eh maintenance at mga parts ng mga yan pati supplies.