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Philippine renaming of S China Sea fond dream

(People's Daily Online)

09:28, September 14, 2012

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The Philippine government's renaming of the waters off its west coast as the "West Philippine Sea" is a willful move and only a fond dream and will not affect China's sovereignty over that part of the South China Sea it includes.

Manila on Wednesday unilaterally renamed the Luzon Sea and the waters around, within and adjacent to China's Nansha Islands and Huangyan Island as the "West Philippine Sea" in an administrative order signed by President Benigno Aquino.

Amid heated disputes between China and Japan over the Diaoyu Islands issue, Manila miscalculated in its scheme to seek illegal gains by fishing in the troubled waters. Its plot will not succeed and such a willful move is detrimental to China-Philippines relations.[Read More]

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Despite China urging the Philippines to ease tensions over Huangyan Island and promote bilateral ties, the country has officially named maritime areas near its coast, including part of China's territories in the South China Sea, the "West Philippine Sea."

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A Foreign Ministry spokesman said Thursday that the Philippine government's move to rename a portion of the South China Sea will not affect China's sovereignty over areas within the sea.

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