This contains the full text of the Permanent Court of Arbitration Ruling on the Philippine Case Vs China
Chen Jinguo of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) says “claims of sovereignty over the islands are based on historical occupation.”
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.”
Senator Juan Ponce Enrile, reprimands the DND and AFP for not being prepared against both internal and external security threats.
In building and inaugurating lighthouses in the Spratlys, 470nm from Hainan, is China trying to exploit an UNCLOS legal loophole?
Admiral Scott Swift, Commander of US Pacific Fleet, says that it is up to Washington policymakers to give the go signal for the navy to patrol within 12 nautical miles of the artificial islands in the South China Sea.
Why the Philippine Army Is #6 Worst in the World? The Philippine Defense Budget is not at par with the times.
Chinese bloggers in GlobalTimes calls Filipinos Stupid Cockroaches. Maids. Whores.
GlobalTimes Editorial: If the US encroaches on China’s core interests, the Chinese military will stand up and use force to stop it.
Chinese Ship Sinks Vietnamese Fishing Vessel: Chinese Ship Sinks Vietnamese Fishing Vessel: Another Vietnamese Fishing vessel is sunk by a Chinese ship in the disputed Paracel Islands in the South China Sea.
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.
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.
Here are a few things the U.S. is doing to irritate China: Freedom of Navigation Naval Patrols; Naval military exercises with China’s enemies; And repatriate China’s most problematic Citizens.
Two more Japanese nationals have been detained in China on suspicion of espionage, bringing the number of Japanese held by Chinese authorities for espionage to four, news reports said on Sunday.
China has completed the construction of two lighthouses in the disputed South China Sea, the official Xinhua news agency reported, as tensions in the region mount over Beijing’s maritime ambitions.
Indonesia is considering using drones and submarines to strengthen its grip over the gas-rich waters around the Natuna Islands in response to China’s growing military presence in the South China Sea.