China rejects Philippine claims over Scarborough

Map showing the disputed areas in the West Philippine Sea (south China Sea), including the Spratlys Islands and Scarborough Shoal. AFP

BEIJING—China said the Philippines is violating maritime law by claiming a sea shoal in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and has dismissed Manila’s request to take the dispute to an international court

Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said Wednesday that China has evidence to prove its ownership of the shoal where military vessels from the two countries have been facing off since last week.

The Philippines says the shoal is well within the country’s 230-mile (370-kilometer) exclusive economic zone that is recognized under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Liu said that claim is “completely baseless.”

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  • http://joboni96.myopenid.com/ joboni96

    isampa na kaso
    sa u.n.

  • staad

    ‘tang inang mga instik ito, may UN hoy ! bat ayaw nyo mag-appeal dun, eh pano hangin ang claim. ang alam lang kasi man-duro at mangalipusta gaya ng ginawa nila sa tibet.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FWD5IDZT7SXOEHKLE3O7CGFOAE Bright

    China needs to claim the entire Spratly and Paracel group of islands to satisfy mainland demand for food, minerals, oil, etc.. Sad thing is, it belong to us and other ASEAN nations. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000361737333 Neil Patrick Nolasco

    Ano ba silbi ng Scarborough na yan? Bakit pinag aagawan? Tanong lang po.

  • annerooo

    LOL kaya lang naman ayaw dalhin ng China sa international court ang kaso e dahil alam nilang talo sila. Mas gugustuhin nilang makipag-gyera sa Pinas dahil alam nilang walang panama ang Pinas at baka umurong lang. They are clearly bullying the Phillipines.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sooyoungzzzzz Jean S. Golisao

    TRUTH IS MIGHTY AND IT SHALL PREVAIL……..noon paman ginawa na ito ng diyos na masmalapit sa pinas :D

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