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Philippines to build dock on South China Sea island

(People's Daily)

15:31, March 23, 2012

Edited and translated by People's Daily Online

The Philippine government plans to build a dock for ferries on Pagasa Island, which is known as Zhongye Island in China and is part of China’s Nansha Islands in the South China Sea, according to a report of the Philippine Daily Inquirer on March 21. The project is expected to be completed this year.

The Philippines’ Kalayaan municipality claims jurisdiction over Zhongye Island. Its Mayor Eugenio Biton-onon said the project “should not stoke any diplomatic tension,” insisting that the dock would only provide the island’s residents with some convenience in transportation.

China has indisputable sovereignty over the South China Sea islands and their adjacent waters, and repeatedly urged the countries concerned to respect China’s sovereignty and jurisdiction over the sea. All stakeholders in the sea should earnestly abide by the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, refrain from taking actions that would complicate and intensify the South China Sea dispute, and make concerted efforts to maintain peace and stability in the sea.

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JD at 2012-04-1324.2.33.*
China is a bully. They cheat their way up even in Olympics.
PD User at 2012-03-2998.148.60.*
Well, the entire China belonged to Mongolia before. Maybe we can just back track 80 years. The entire Manchuria belonged to Japan before.
PD User at 2012-03-2998.148.60.*
Have you seen the other islands? Why dont you do something against the Malaysians and Taiwanese and Vietnam? They have bigger facilities than the Philippines in the Spratly"s. Ah, you are scared of them and Philippines is the only one you can bully. Now I understand.
The filipino at 2012-03-28120.28.157.*
Who are you people to warn us arrogance people you are for telling us off
PD User at 2012-03-2714.99.110.*
all china disputes problem will be solved we will put hand in the neck of these people and take back our land at zero cost.just be patient and cool.

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