PH to assert sovereignty over disputed sea; provocative strategy not an option
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The government is determined to assert the country's sovereignty over the West Philippine Sea but is not keen on taking the " aggressive and provocative " strategy to settle the conflict with China. The meeting between the President and the Chinese diplomat comes on the heels of the government's concerns over Beijing's installation of weapons on its man-made islands in the disputed water. The Department of Foreign Affairs recently sent the note verbale to the Chinese embassy after getting confirmation about the weapons buildup on the seven manmade islands. One of the islands is located within the country's exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
Kabilang, G. (2017, January 18). PH to assert sovereignty over disputed sea; provocative strategy not an option. Manila Bulletin, pp. 1, 8.
Disputes; Territorial waters; Governments; Conferences; Artificial islands; Exclusive economic zone; Defence craft; Military operations; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; International law; Law of the sea; Bilateral agreements; International cooperation; Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS); CNN Philippines; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA); Abella, Ernesto; Duterte, Rodrigo; Liu, Zhenmin; Yasay, Perfecto; Lorenzana, Delfin
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