By Raïssa Robles
It will not do anything drastic just yet.
It wants to sit down and talk with the Philippines.
But on one condition, according to Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin during his briefing yesterday: “China will not join such negotiations if they are based on the ruling.” He was referring to the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruling which scrapped China’s Nine Dash Line.
From Vice Foreign Minister Liu’s statements, it was obvious that China had a soft spot for President Rodrigo Duterte. Liu even compared Duterte to his predecessor, Liu was quoted by South China Morning Post as saying that Duterte offered new hope to repair relations between the two nations. As for his predecessor, Liu said, ““We don’t understand the rationale of [former Philippine president] Benigno Aquino initiating the ruling. But the leadership transition has offered a good chance for China and the Philippines to improve relations.”
It’s now President Duterte’s turn to say something.
To read the entire SCMP story, pls. click on this link.
Neighboring countries were also up to building by the sea.
Here’s a link, nice view!
George Guzman says
Fine, but the glaring difference is that the improvements on these islets are situated at the door of Vietnamese sovereign territory and not on shoals so situated outside hundreds of miles away from the their shoreline.
A new fresh act of provocation, …
Everyone is fighting and having opinions what to do. How about play it by ear and when it’s becoming hot …. RUN… FOR IT IS REALLY HEATING UP BY THE SEA.
Nakakainit talaga ng ulo itong mga arroganting leader ng China
Nakakainit talaga ng ulo itong mga arroganting leader ng Chinazi.
“Pimentel: PH must ‘assert power of control over disputed sea”
Incoming Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimental III on Friday said the Philippines must “peacefully asserts its power of control” over areas in the South China Sea under its exclusive economic zone after a favorable ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration.x-x-x
I didn’t know that Koko has more balls than PDu30 and yasay combined.
And Pres. Ramos’ favorite usual reply will be : ‘Everything is under control.’
ha ha ha
ramos should go to the shoal and see for himself if everything is under control with the chinese doing all the controlling and the patrolling and the harassing and the loudmouthing.
maybe, ramos takes to the jetski as well, on duterte’s behalf, and play mouse with the chinese.
totoo naman. everything is under control na ng china.
no filipino fisherman is able to fish in the rich enclave until today.
地獄！Dìyù ! China is sooo Sea-SICK with their nine-dash line. Imagine that we are being ordered to follow/observe invisible NINE-DASH LINE rather than the ROCKS and Islets, etc. !
How preposterous an suggestive IMAGINATION the Chinese can have. When do we start throwing rocks at China?
Now, everybody hears that even the territory outside and beyond the Great Walls of China belongs to China !
Is it true, as reported in some news papers here, that some mining Chinese companies here are getting our ROCK, SOIL and SANDS to be used and utilized in their building structures in the contested areas with the Philippines?
I hope our new Secretary Gina Lopez of DENR will check on these reports.
We suggest we negotiate but NOT ON THE NINE-DASH LINE if China wants NO UN ARBITRAL COURT ruling.
報償 Bàocháng . . . Quid pro quo A simple ‘Favor-to Favor’
i don’t know how true it is, one account said we are paid for our ores/minerals the cost for gravel aggregate in local price level only, e.g. magnetite.
imo, better stop any mining activity that never give Phl an advantageous deal.
what for extracting our minerals if only the financer and the corrupt govt official gain in the environmental destruction.
we have to learn from arab nations on how they do the ventures.
. . . aha! If we get paid for our ORES/MINERALS,
we are being FRIED with our own sweat oil at west PHL Sea by China !
Niluluto tayo ng 中國 Zhōngguó sa atin sariling mantika sa west PHL Sea !
krispi patang pinoy
‘di nakaka tawa.
pardon me. sana mali ang aking iniisip.
ito ang maliwanag sa isipan ko sa mga aksyon ng china sa WPS.
they have violated us filipinos big time.
inagawan nila ng hanapbuhay ang ating mga mangingisda.
patuloy nilang sinisira ang ecosystem ng ating karagatan.
gaano na ba kalawak ang winasak nilang sanctuary ng ating yamang dagat?
maliwanag na pananakop ang intensyon nila sa pagtatayo ng mga pasilidad sa ating teritoryo.
kung uunawain ang mga ginawa nila ay isang digmaan ang kanilang pinaghahadaan.
dapat bang manahimik ang ating gobyerno? for the sake of diplomacy ba iyan?
kung ako ang tatanungin, skeptical ako sa bilateral talks. pero hindi ko rin alam ang ibang option.
defiant ang china at nagdeklarang hindi nila kikilalanin ang PCA decision.
marami ang nagsasabing bilateral talks might do.
pero dahil paranoid ako, baka ang pulong na iyan ay mauwi lamang sa aregluhan ng kanikanilang bulsa.
paumanhin dahil nakakapraning ang mga nangyayari.
may ilan akong naiisip na gawing aksyon, kung sasang-ayon kayo.
una, huwag agad-agad makipag-usap sa china. kunin muna ang consensus ng buong bansa.
ikalawa, hikayatin ang lahat ng mga may stake sa ating mga karagatan, mangingisda, producers, leaders, media at international groups upang sama-samang magtungo sa ating mga shoals/reefs.
ako ay nagbo-volunteer na sasama.