As the world rejoices over US resolve in the South China Sea, some ask: did USS Lassen Legitimize China’s Subi Reef Claim?
Articles by Amang Laya
Opinion: PH South China Sea Naval Patrols: A Wise Move? In light of the Permanent Court of Arbitration’s decision to tackle the Philippines’ case versus China on the South China Sea Dispute, and the recent sortie within 12 nautical miles of one of China’s claimed maritime features in the South China Sea, lawmakers from the Philippine Congress urge the government to conduct “freedom of navigation” patrols in the region.
China sends armed jet fighters to the Spratlys at the wake of US Patrol in South China Sea disputed region.
The official press agency of the People’s Republic of China, the Xinhua News Agency, calls the Philippines Fickle and Lacks Vision for not “caving-in” to Beijing.
China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Lu Kang states that the “court ruling is null and void.”
Chinese Navy Commander warns that a minor incident in the South China Sea could spark war.
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?
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.