The truth about the South China Sea issue
The truth about the South China Sea Issue
First let those politicians, strategic studies research personals , the mass medias, the TVs and Radio talks in some ASEAN countries and those who are beholden to USA somehow or other beware of what they are talking
when they keep on parroting USA version and stunts on the South China Sea issue less they be accused of complicity with USA in deceiving the world that the PCA is part of the United Nation which it is not and the
United Nation official spokesman had already reiterated publicly that the PCA tribunal is a private organisation and United Nation has nothing to do with it. UN spokesman, Stephane Dujarric spokesman for United
Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon said, "The UN doesn't have a position on the legal and procedural merits of the South China Sea arbitration case."
Professional maritime experts worldwide pointed out that the use of terms such as "United Nation Tribunal" or "United Nation backed Tribunal is incorrect as they confuse 'PCA' with the "United Nations "ICJ" (
International Court of Justice ) This private tribunal acts as an agent of external powers The arbitration case is a political farce enshrouded in a legal cloak. It is important that people in ASEAN countries especially the mass
media and TV take note of this.
The case was contrived with evil intent and initiated at the behest of USA to suit its agenda. Acquino, being beholden to USA acted for his own personal interest and USA is not acting for the interest of the Philippines either
but to suit its agenda of seizing it as an excuse to meddle in the region's affairs. While the absurb proceedings were going on USA accompanied it with military threats of destroyers, aircraft carriers, strategic bombers,
reconnaisance planes and many other vile tricks to show an outright demonstration and manifestation of "might is right". This outward show of modern gun boat policy of the Opium Wars of the 1830s to 1860s no longer
frightens China for China will make sure all the American ships will be welcomed to the deep ocean floor.
The Philippines was ill advised by a powerhouse of Anglo American legal team
appointed by Abe's appointed Japanese judge . The fake private tribunal manipulated the ruling and tries to deny China's historic claims in the South China Sea and wipe out its rights to resources there. The lawyers in the
sham tribunal redefined the standard meaning of arbitration which for centuries had been defined as a procedure in which two parties agree to a third party to settle their disputes. Now it seems to Philippine lawyers
arbitration can be a unilateral arbitration. The bogus tribunal issued the final award on 12th July,2016 amid a global chorus that the panel has no jurisdiction and its decision is naturally null and void . The award sweepingly
sided with the claims unilaterally filed by Aquino 111, which in the eyes of observers , is a mockery of justice.
China from the outset ruled that the private arbitration set up is illicit and illegal and has no jurisdiction. The bogus tribunal failure to recognise that is a matter of professional incompetence and deliberate disregard is a matter
of questional integrity.China attribute territorial sovereignty over maritime feature in the South China Sea is beyond the 1982 United Nation Convention on the Law of the Sea ( UNCLOS ). In fact China abide Article 298
of UNCLOS which excludes compulsory arbitration on maritime boundaries. The international law of 1982 cannot redraw the border or reinvent new right.
Further since decades ago and after the Second World War Japan had through various treaties like the Cairo Conference, Potsdam Treaty and San Francisco Treaty officially returned the Paracel and the Spratly island
archipelagos to China. In 1958, Vietnam under the then Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Van Dong officially acknowledged and confirmed China's sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly islands with Chinese Premier
Zhou En Lai.
In fact in 1947 the KMT Republic of China had 291 islands , reefs and banks mapped and qualified as part of the "Nine Dash Line" . In1949 The Peoples Republic of China inherited the claim made by KMT . In 1958
China declared its territorial waters within the "Nine Dash Line encompassing the Paracels and the Spratly islands and it was officially acknowledged and endorsed by Vietnam as already aforementioned. It is a historical
fact that China has continuous sovereignty over the South China Sea islands , the Paracels and Spratlys since the 4th Century BC to the Tang, Ming and Ching dynasties and right up to the present time.
Trouble surface when in the mid 1970s Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia stealthily and illegally grab many of the Chinese islands. Vietnam stole 21 islands, Philippines 7 and Malaysia 5. This was followed by recent silly
accusations on China's land reclamation. China was the last country to do so as Vietnam and Philippines had carried out reclamation earlier, and China does so only on the islands and reefs under China's control rather than
trying to take back the islands and reefs illegally occupied by others.
Tensions began to rise in the South China Sea when USA pivot to Asia in 2010. America then deliberately instigate and provoke trouble and intensify disputes strained relations and weakened confidence. However, China
believe that negotiation and consultation among parties concerned is the most feasible and effective way to solve the issue. China's ambassador to USA, Mr Cui Tiankai reiterated that "diplomatic efforts should not and will
not be blocked by a 'scrap of paper or by a fleet of aircraft carriers."
The American hyping on Freedom of passage and Navigation is hogwash. Freedom of passage and navigation was not an issue in the past, is not an issue now and will never be an issue in the future. But America is twisting
and abusing freedom of passage and navigation by constantly sending warships close to Chinese coastline to threaten and intimidate China. This hostile American behaviour must stop. How will America feel and react if
Russia and China constantly sail warships close to America's coastline?
Wednesday,20th July, 2016