Atienza backs joint sea deal with China
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Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza threw his support behind President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to jointly explore the South China Sea with China. “We fully support and appreciate President Duterte’s plan to forge a 60-40 sharing agreement with China for the joint exploration of the South China Sea, rather than risk going to war with our superpower neighbor. Unlike the Benham Rise, which was undisputed and duly declared by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos) as part of Philippine territory, the islands in the South China Sea are still being contested with long-standing claims not just by the Philippines and China, but by a host of other countries as well, among them Taiwan, Brunei, Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam,” Atienza said.
Atienza backs joint sea deal with China. (2018, May 3). The Manila Times, p. A2.
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