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The UNCLOS decision was crystal clear;

"On July 12, 2016, the arbitral tribunal adjudicating the Philippines’ case against China in the South China Sea ruled overwhelmingly in favor of the Philippines, determining that major elements of China’s claim—including its nine-dash line, recent land reclamation activities, and other activities in Philippine waters—were unlawful."

https://www.uscc.gov/research/south-china-sea-arbitration-ruling-what-happened-and-whats-next#:~:text=On%20July%2012%2C%202016%2C%20the,other%20activities%20in%20Philippine%20waters%E2%80%94

By ignoring this international ruling, and continuing with these violent actions, China and the CCP are showing they are a dangerous hegemonic country bent on flaunting their unilateral power over a much less powerful neighbor...

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deanzaZZRToday 01:49 pm JST

Is that a binding or non binding ruling? I guess we need to ask Biden and Bibi.

Just claim no laws apply to China. That is what you are saying by worrying about uninvolved third parties.

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The former President Duterte was a Chinese stooge, now that his daughter is the Vice President, their whole family are doing all they can to malign the sitting president to elevate his daughter to the presidency. For six years, the Dutertes strategy of cozying to China brings nothing but disadvantages to their country.

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I'm 100% on the Philippines side on this one.

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Go home China, you're drunk

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What we do know is that Bong Bong Marcos Jr. is leaning far into nationalism and

And following the CCP method of stirring up nationalism, but apparently only China is allowed to do that in your mind and anyone else must be a stooge. Philippines is also simply not permitted to want its sovereignty and territory intact so opposing Chinese designs on its territory makes it a US lackey somehow. How convenient to make such conclusions in China's favor.

I wonder why apologists for China never get tired of covering up or excusing its horrific behavior towards other smaller nations. They seem to have no shame in doing so. Always rely on deflecting to America. But America has no history of taking international space and making it US territory as China is trying to do in the South China sea, or of expanding its borders by stealing others territory as China is attempting to do.

So yes the Philippines wont acquiesce to Chinese demands, wont bow to coercion or intimidation, it will instead work with its friends and allies to keep fighting against this robbery at the hands of a piratical China. As will everyone else China wants to bully and steal from in the region and beyond.

This shows that China is truly not interested in making or keeping friends. China wants to rule plain and simple. China wants the ability to dictate to all other nations because Xi thinks it is his destiny to shape and rule the world. He has already got Russia in his pocket and beholden to China for buying everything it can from it, and supplying the tech items it needs to keep its invasion of Ukraine going.

China needs to be opposed and militarily contained. It needs to be "coaxed" back into the light because Xi has taken it to a very dark place. China needs new leadership, as does Russia. With new leaders begins a new day for both. Hopefully a better day for everyone.

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Yes, China has definitely overstepped the “line” on this one…!!!

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lincolnmanToday 01:32 pm JST

The UNCLOS decision was crystal clear

Exactly. China is wrong; the Philippines is right.

No amount of illegal island building, harassment, ship ramming, water cannons, laser-shining, or rhetoric by China will change this.

The Philippines is not seeking a fight or trouble in the South China Sea

Absolutely correct. They are seeking their rights under international law - nothing more. And China is aggressively, and illegally, denying them.

deanzaZZRToday 01:49 pm JST

Is that a binding or non binding ruling? I guess we need to ask Biden and Bibi.

The UNCLOS ruling does not affect the US or Israel. I can only think you've brought these countries into the argument as some pathetic attempt at whataboutism. It won't work.

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Stand your groups, Philippines. Slowly-but-surely the world is standing up to China.

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"It also shows the inability of the Chinese government to conduct open, transparent, and legal negotiations. Their repertoire consists only of patronizing and, failing that, intimidating smaller countries," the ministry said.

He/She has a point

China claims sovereignty over almost the entire South China Sea.

Who really supports this claim? It's a ridiculous claim

The Nine-Dash Line was just a made-up line, made by someone in China after WW2. Before that, it never existed - and ever since, there's still no legal or historical reference basis to it. To use a ridiculous line made up by someone (who nobody even knows if ya ask anyone) as a national policy is a clown move

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Is that a binding or non binding ruling? I guess we need to ask Biden and Bibi.

Why would we need to ask Biden and Bibi for a decision rendered in 2016?

What we do know is that Bong Bong Marcos Jr. is leaning far into nationalism and American largesse. Many aspire for retirement in Hawaii.

Pitifully weak rebuttal. Marcos isn't the one sending his ships to ram, harass, and fire water cannons on it's neighbor's...

Our CCP boosters know they haven't a leg to stand on trying to defend this clear violent Chinese provocation...

Tell us once again how China is a peaceful and mature nation that resolves all problems through diplomacy...

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Marcos Jr is just like his father, a fully signed up vassal of the US. Doing his best to stir up problems for his master.

More outright lies! Philippines in their own territory stirring up trouble sending supplies to their own people but getting in the way of Chinese water canon?

Please at least offer something credible. China is hundreds of miles away from its nearest territory, and it is the trouble maker in another nations waters.

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Mr KiplingToday 08:21 pm JST

Marcos Jr is just like his father, a fully signed up vassal of the US. Doing his best to stir up problems for his master.

And there we have it yet again: an attempt to implicate the US in a situation that is entirely caused by illegal Chinese acts against an innocent Philippines.

My, my - we really do have some "fully signed up vassals" of the CCP on this site.

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deanzaZZRMar. 29 11:57 pm JST

Entrance of construction materials is being denied. Enjoy your life on the rusting hulk of a former US Navy ship, PI marines.

We'll see if they are being "denied" when the Chinese are facing down a US littoral combat ship. And better a decrepit outpost than a decrepit communist party that has to be financed.

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This can't happen soon enough.

https://www.politico.com/news/2024/03/29/us-japan-philippines-plan-joint-south-china-sea-naval-patrols-00149797

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"Is that a binding or non binding ruling? I guess we need to ask Biden and Bibi."

Your answer:

RATIFICATION.

"By ratifying the Convention, which requires compulsory dispute resolution and commits all parties to abide by whatever decision results, China clearly consented to accept the arbitration tribunal’s decision."

"https://eastasiaforum.org/2016/07/11/like-it-or-not-unclos-arbitration-is-legally-binding-for-china/"

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The Philippines are not the only nation the Chinese are trying to nibble away at.

https://maritime-executive.com/article/china-quietly-annexes-northeast-corner-of-gulf-of-tonkin

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Grow a spine Philippines and use a Philippines military ship to transport the supplies next time not a civilian ship !

The supply vessel has to pass over a reef. That means it must have a very shallow draft. A military vessel risks grounding on the reef, a situation that would greatly compound the problems supplying that outpost.

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Philippines says it will not yield to submission in dispute with 'patronizing' China

Hogwash !

Grow a spine Philippines and use a Philippines military ship to transport the supplies next time not a civilian ship !

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The only way to deal with China is to physically stop them

Talk is cheap and shows weakness

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Entrance of construction materials is being denied. Enjoy your life on the rusting hulk of a former US Navy ship, PI marines.

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Marcos Jr is just like his father, a fully signed up vassal of the US. Doing his best to stir up problems for his master.

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Is that a binding or non binding ruling? I guess we need to ask Biden and Bibi.

What we do know is that Bong Bong Marcos Jr. is leaning far into nationalism and American largesse. Many aspire for retirement in Hawaii.

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