Japan tells China: No done deal in sea spat
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Japan warned China on Wednesday that its extensive land reclamation in the disputed South China Sea does not make ownership "a done deal" after Beijing announced it had almost finished its controversial island building. The rebuke came after Washington urged China against the militarization of the area, saying that risked escalating tensions, even as satellite pictures have shown a runway long enough to let even the biggest aircraft land. It also came as details emerged of a joint exercise between Japan and the Philippines, as the relationship blossoms between the two regional powers most prepared to push backs against Beijing's perceived rising aggression.
Barcelo, V., & Araneta, S. (2015, June 18). Japan tells China: No done deal in sea spat. Manila Standard, pp. A1, A2.
Land reclamation; Disputes; Territorial waters; Military operations; Joint ventures; Defence craft; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Law of the sea; International law; Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA); United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Galvez, Peter Paul; Aquino, Benigno III; Jose, Charles; Lacierda, Edwin; Suga, Yoshihide
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