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China demands the Philippines return boats promptly, unconditionally

(Xinhua)

09:34, October 21, 2011

BEIJING, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday demanded the Philippines return small Chinese boats promptly and unconditionally after a Philippine military vessel confronted a Chinese fishing vessel.

"China has presented its stance to the Philippines. We demand that the Philippines return the small Chinese boats unconditionally and as soon as possible, and properly handle related issues," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said at a daily press briefing.

On Tuesday, a Philippine military vessel entered the sea area neighboring the Liyue Tan, also known as the Reed Bank, of the Nansha archipelago in the South China Sea and tried to approach a Chinese fishing vessel towing 25 smaller, unoccupied boats, Jiang said.

The propeller of the Philippine vessel got tangled with the rope, disconnecting the Chinese fishing vessel from the 25 smaller boats.

"The Chinese fishermen and the fishing vessel are currently safe," Jiang said.

She said China has undisputed sovereignty over the Nansha Islands and neighboring sea.

"It is completely justified for Chinese fishermen to fish in areas where generations of Chinese have fished," Jiang said.

Jiang said the Philippines' behavior impinged upon the legitimate rights of Chinese fishermen.

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Chinhomiah at 2011-10-31175.156.74.*
China is wasting too much time while both the Philippines and Vietnam are working towards involving the Americans, ASEAN and other outsiders in what are essentially bilateral disputes. China has to be especially mindful of Obama's pledge to withdraw the 40,000 troops currently in Iraq, troops that could be deployed in this region. A quick recovery of the islands will once and for will demonstrate what China is capable of doing in the defence of what is rightfully hers. There will undoubtedly be the usual uproar. However, given the economic benefits that many countries currently enjoy from having good relations with China, the fallout will prove short and manageable. Furthermore, considering the current malaise that America is face with, a military response from the US is extremely low. There will be the usual American blustering and further calls for containment of China, developments that cannot be countered by Chinese diplomacy over time.
Chinhomiah at 2011-10-31175.156.74.*
China is wasting too much time while both the Philippines and Vietnam are working towards involving the Americans, ASEAN and other outsiders in what are essentially bilateral disputes. China has to be especially mindful of Obama's pledge to withdraw the 40,000 troops currently in Iraq, troops that could be deployed in this region. A quick recovery of the islands will once and for will demonstrate what China is capable of doing in the defence of what is rightfully hers. There will undoubtedly be the usual uproar. However, given the economic benefits that many countries currently enjoy from having good relations with China, the fallout will prove short and manageable. Furthermore, considering the current malaise that America is face with, a military response from the US is extremely low. There will be the usual American blustering and further calls for containment of China, developments that cannot be countered by Chinese diplomacy over time.
Pan Asian at 2011-10-24220.255.2.*
After ramming and confiscated the Chinese fishing vessels near the waters of the Nansha/ Spratley islands, the Filipino’s foreign minister is still cocky in his responses to the incident. Guessed, time ripe to give this delinquent filipino nation some hard spankings to correct her behavioural manners. Other Asean nations just love to hear her tagalong cries for help. Not to be duly worried, non-contesting Asean nations won’t be taking sides on her delinquencies as she still has territorial disputes with fellow Asean members and internal NPA and Moro insurgencies. Time will shattered her self-indulged importance to her Yakuza and Gringo sugar daddies.
Pan Asian at 2011-10-24220.255.2.*
To China’s leaders, loss of face is just a temporary superficial setback, but loss of China’s ancestral owned Nansha/ Spratley islands during their watch will be permanent scars etched onto the minds of generations of Chinese people. Yes for now, the Nansha/ Spratley islands dispute is a complicated issue, because China had been in the past sweeping the dispute under the carpet for good neighborliness policy. But now, it will be promised even more so, if China stubbornly continue to use diplomatic whining as a foreign instrument tool to resolve disputes. Vietnam and Philippines knew from the start that China could only NATO (No Action, Talk Only) and have successively upped China’s self imposed restraints level to the next threshold.A dumb self inflicted ‘add insult to injury’, China’s dimwits bureaucrats still reward economic goodies to both Vietnam and Philippines recently to keep their tones down on the disputes, who instead days later, signed agreements between Vietnam and India on the exploration of the Nansha islands resources while Philippines in cahoots with Japan and backed by the Global Bully tried to form an anti-China united front amongst the non-contested Asean members. Philippines’ president even learnt a trick after his visit to one of her masters to use naval vessels to ram Chinese fishing boats in the disputed area just like his resurgent imperial Japanese master did in the Diaoyu islands.If China claimed undisputed sovereignty over the Nansha/ Spratley islands, then China should seriously dumped his blundering unrequited joint development of resources policy in the Nansha/ Spratley islands as these contesting Asean countries have neither the capital nor the technology to develop these rich fields on their own. Anyway, both sides can play the games, China should also likewise gave drilling rights to western oil companies to drill for oil and gas in disputed South China Sea area and split the drilling profits by ratio without a strong physical presence or inflow of capital there. Since China’s past protests were fell to deaf ears, now let them have a taste of their own bitter pills.
  

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