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Philippines calls for expelling of Chinese diplomats as South China Sea row escalates

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According to the transcript published by the Manila Times, a Philippine admiral had agreed to China's proposal of a "new model", where the Philippines would use fewer vessels in resupply missions to troops at the Second Thomas Shoal, and notify Beijing about missions in advance

I look at the map, where this shoall is, and where the multi-contested Spratley Islands are. I read the history of who has claims on what shaols, reefs, outcrops and islands and and on what basis do they base those claims.

It's all kind of a mess.

In short, the "new model" seems like a reasonable modus operendi.

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I see no reason why the Philippines should notify any foreign nation, regarding the movement of its ships within Philippines territorial waters. I doubt Chinese claims that Philippines offered to do so, and also claims Philippines agreed to tow away the grounded ship. It would likely sink before getting very far.

Chinese words are not to be trusted. Chinese actions more often are opposite to what it says.

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Could be easily faked using AI.

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According to the transcript published by the Manila Times, a Philippine admiral had agreed to China's proposal of a "new model", where the Philippines would use fewer vessels in resupply missions to troops at the Second Thomas Shoal, and notify Beijing about missions in advance

Philippines needs an extra large military ship to make their deliveries instead of little civilian boats

Philippines say it loud and clear !

Expelling diplomats tho is just pathetic and wimpy !

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Philippines calls for expelling of Chinese diplomats

Yes, why not. It's pointless trying to talk to China anyway: it only understands aggression and stealing.

Black SabbathToday 04:58 pm JST

In short, the "new model" seems like a reasonable modus operendi.

No, it doesn't. China has no say over what the Philippines does in its own waters. And make no mistake: these are the Philippines' own waters.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_China_Sea_Arbitration#Award

Mr GoodmanToday 07:50 pm JST

Philippines needs an extra large military ship to make their deliveries instead of little civilian boats

No, the Philippines needs China to respect international law and get out of its waters.

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Chinese doing Chinese things again. Bullying, harassment and being horrible citizens of the world.

Kick those grubs out, Philippines. The free world is right beside you.

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Tune in tomorrow for Bong Bong's next hissy fit.

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Not sure I would believe the veracity of the transcript published in the Manila Times unless the Philippine Admiral admits to it publicly. It could be a diplomatic / disinformation ploy perhaps but consider that the Manila Times has been consistently critical of President Marco so they have reason to discredit him.

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The Admiral is now on personal leave DT. Please respect his privacy.

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And China will expelling all the Philipinos working in China, Hong Kong and Macau in return !

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No they won’t, they get paid less than chinese, I’m sure

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@WA4TKG: Yes they will be fired and expulsion. They can be replaced by Thais, Indonesian or Malaya workers.A huge loss of income for the Philippines !

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