Benham Rise is ours
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China will not and will never dispute the Philippines’ rights over the Benham Rise continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles from the nation’s shore. The Chinese Foreign Ministry gave this assurance in the wake of a controversy arising from the reports that Chinese vessels were spotted at Benham Rise allegedly to conduct marine research. Hua said Chine recognized that the Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf has approved the submission made by the Philippines in 2009 in respect to the limits of the continental shelf beyond 200 nautical miles.
Benham Rise is ours. (2017, March 26). Manila Bulletin, pp.1, 14.
Continental shelves; Research; Disputes; Territorial waters; International law; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Law of the sea; Exclusive economic zone; Navigation; Bilateral agreements; International cooperation; Investments; Trade; Chinese Foreign Ministry; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Hua, Chunying; Duterte, Rodrigo; Wang, Yi; China; Benham Rise; South China Sea; Philippines
- Manila Bulletin