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Philippines Protests China’s New Coast Guard Law


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MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. has filed a diplomatic protest with China over its new law authorizing its coast guard to fire on foreign vessels and destroy structures in the East China Sea and South China Sea.

“After reflection I fired a diplomatic protest,” Locsin tweeted yesterday, days after initially saying it was “none of our business.”

“While enacting law is a sovereign prerogative, this one – given the area involved or for that matter the open South China Sea – is a verbal threat of war to any country that defies the law; which, if unchallenged, is submission to it,” he added.

The new law also authorizes the Chinese Coast Guard to inspect foreign vessels in waters claimed by China.

Former foreign affairs secretary Albert del Rosario slammed the new law authorizing the Chinese Coast Guard to fire on foreign vessels.

“In the wake of the new US administration and Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s recent visit to the Philippines, the decision of the Chinese leadership to authorize its coast guard to fire on its neighbors’ vessels is a sobering reminder to the world that China remains adamant in pressing its illegal claims in the South China Sea, now with force and probably with violence,” Del Rosario said in a statement.

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Meanwhile, lawmakers slammed China’s new maritime law and urged the government to raise the issue with the international community.

“I worry for our fishermen…who will venture out into that coast. The law further provides that the Chinese Coast Guard is empowered to set up temporary exclusion zones. These are lockdown zones as needed to stop other vessels and personnel from entering,” Sen. Francis Tolentino warned.

“That’s very unfortunate because it creates more instability in the West Philippine Sea and the entire region. The government should warn our naval vessels and our Air Force to be on guard, and even our commercial and fishing vessels for that matter,” Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto said.

“This is the arrogance of a country that still considers itself the Middle Kingdom and an empire. This is an unacceptable encounter. China should stop its bullying tactics. ASEAN member-states should band together and show China that we will not be bullied into deference,” Sen. Risa Hontiveros said.

The Senate committees on foreign relations and on national defense and security are set to hold a joint inquiry – possibly in executive session – into the implications of the law and make recommendations on possible courses of action. 

https://www.msn.com/en-ph/news/national/philippines-protests-china-s-new-coast-guard-law/ar-BB1d95UE?ocid=msedgdhp

 

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lamoe

Will be very telling how the rest of the world / UN  / US reacts. Nasty letters - Saddam got 20? - or  move warships in to protect boats.

The  territorial waters claimed extend up to 2,000 Km from China's borders - green lines

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HeyMike

Well, everyone can condemn China with the strongest possible terms. They are such meanies.

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streak03

Big Daddy D will go beg some more cash and promise more build build build and things will be forgotten...lol

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5 hours ago, lamoe said:

Will be very telling how the rest of the world / UN  / US reacts. Nasty letters - Saddam got 20? - or  move warships in to protect boats.

The  territorial waters claimed extend up to 2,000 Km from China's borders - green lines

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Already Western Han had the islands mapped. Spratly, Paracel, use the proper names. 

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From the article:

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“In the wake of the new US administration and Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s recent visit to the Philippines, the decision of the Chinese leadership to authorize its coast guard to fire on its neighbors’ vessels is a sobering reminder to the world that China remains adamant in pressing its illegal claims in the South China Sea, now with force and probably with violence,” Del Rosario said in a statement.

I think most of the world is waiting to see if the new US administration has the balls to do anything about it.  https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3119578/south-china-sea-blinken-pledges-us-backing-philippines-event

 

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fred42
5 hours ago, A_Simple_Man said:

I think most of the world is waiting to see if the new US administration has the balls to do anything about it.

Sure he will.. 
He may even offer XI air support in a future power sharing agreement.

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Let's keep in mind this is the open forum about Philippine news. Please refrain from posting political statements here

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On 1/28/2021 at 10:45 AM, RR3 said:

Already Western Han had the islands mapped. Spratly, Paracel, use the proper names. 

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How about this one? Whole world in Greek dated to 150AD - means Hellenic Republic owns the planet?

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Ask anyone from China, there had never been any administration unit on those islands nor any patrol by imperial navies, not even any officer or soldier unlucky enough to be sent there. The area was well known to be the domain of pirates, unemployed samurai and social rejects and it's not until 20th century people started to make funny claims.

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3 hours ago, rep1 said:

How about this one? Whole world in Greek dated to 150AD - means Hellenic Republic owns the planet?

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Ask anyone from China, there had never been any administration unit on those islands nor any patrol by imperial navies, not even any officer or soldier unlucky enough to be sent there. The area was well known to be the domain of pirates, unemployed samurai and social rejects and it's not until 20th century people started to make funny claims.

Map just shows how little Far West knew of world. Like Cristobal Colon who was sure he close to China and Cuba for him was Japan.

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The Yizhoushu, which was a chronicle of the Western Zhou dynasty (1046–771 BCE) gives the first Chinese name for the South China Sea as Nanfang Hai (Chinese: 南方海; pinyin: Nánfāng Hǎi; lit. 'Southern Sea')

Chinese fishing in Nan Hai since forever.

FYI Samurai emerge in Dark Ages, from 12th century.

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lamoe
1 hour ago, RR3 said:

Chinese fishing in Nan Hai since forever.

Then came along this thing called sovereignty and then international law which the Philippines and other countries whose fishing rights are  being encroached upon are asking to be followed / enforced.

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On 2/2/2021 at 12:16 AM, RR3 said:

Chinese fishing in Nan Hai since forever.

True but the governments need to do something to show they consider it theirs. The only thing past governments ever done was to pull people back several miles and call fishermen outlaws, who then joined real outlaws in-masse.

Why can't they just have a few miles from the real border, like everyone else? It's hilarious both Chinese countries see themselves as victims of some sort, when their territory literally reaches neighbor's doorsteps.

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