Monday, March 31, 2014

China - Philippine Maritime Border Dispute Escalating

Philippines Stare Down China In South China Sea Dispute -- Peter Ford, Christian Science Monitor

The Philippines filed a legal case with the UN Sunday over contested islets, despite China's threats of retaliation for the campaign.

The Philippine government is refusing to yield in a territorial standoff with China. Braving threats of retaliation, Manila lodged its legal case with a United Nations tribunal on Sunday, challenging Beijing’s sovereignty claims in the South China Sea and raising the stakes in a longstanding dispute.

Beijing immediately dismissed the move, saying it would refuse to take part in any arbitration by the International Tribunal on the Law of the Sea.

Manila’s decision to lodge nearly 4,000 pages of legal testimony with the tribunal in Hamburg “is about defending what is legitimately ours,” Philippines Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario told reporters in Manila on Sunday.

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More News On The China - Philippine Maritime Border Dispute

Beijing and Manila in Dispute Over Reef -- New York Times
China, Philippines tension over South China Sea reef escalates -- Business Standard
South China Sea Flare-up Pits China Against the Philippines Over Oil, Shipping Lanes -- The Street
Philippines files case to UN in South China Sea dispute -- BBC
Manila challenges China sea claims -- Japan Times/AP
Philippines Seeks Arbitration at U.N. Over China's Claims in South China Sea -- Wall Street Journal
Philippines stands by rejection of Beijing's claims to South China Sea -- The Guardian
Philippine Ships Are Now Dodging Chinese Blockades To Reach South China Sea Outpost -- Business Insider
Philippine resupply ship breaks blockade in South China Sea -- Want China Times
China says Manila provoking trouble in seas ahead of legal case -- Reuters
China says Manila provoking trouble in South China Sea -- Straits Times
China summons Manila envoy over South China Sea legal case -- Reuters
Philippines must take consequences of provocation: China -- Global Times/Xinhua
China insists on bilateral talks on disputes on South China Sea -- Xinhuanet
Crumbling, WW II-era US warship makes final stand for Philippines in dispute with China -- FOX News

1 comment:

James said...

Manila figures it needs to put a marker down for reference to in the future.