October 2015

Justice Carpio says It's Going to be bad if UN Tribunal decides that it has no jurisdiction in PH Case vs China

PH Supreme Court Justice: It’s Going to be Bad if UN Tribunal Decides that It Has No Jurisdiction in PH Case vs China

Justice Carpio infers that if the UN Tribunal decides that it has no jurisdiction in the in PH Case vs China, the only way the Philippines can protect its maritimes zones is to “to buy warships, buy war planes, buy anti-ship missiles. Which means that there will be a naval arms race among coastal countries in the South China Sea.”

Is Hua Chunying a Liar?

Is Hua Chunying a Liar?

In October 14, 2015, in a press conference in Beijing regarding the artificial islands in the South China Sea, Hua Chunying, China’s Spokesperson for its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated that the construction carried out on relevant islands and reefs is mainly to satisfy civilian needs, provide more public goods and services to the region, and better fulfill China’s international obligations.

Mines In The South China Sea

Mines In the South China Sea

A Chinese study envisions a first phase lasting 4-6 days in which 5-7,000 sea mines would be deployed into the water. That would be followed by a second phase planting another 7,000 mines. For a reference point, that total number of mines would exceed the number placed around Japan in Operation Starvation in 1945–the very effective U.S. military campaign referenced above.