China: Up to Phl to heal rift over arbitration case
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China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said the Philippines' case against China at an arbitration tribunal over rival claims in the South China Sea had strained relations between Beijing and Manila, and that it was up to the Philippines to improve ties. The arbitration case against China "is a knot that has impeded the improvement and development of Sino-Philippine relations," a statement on the foreign ministry's website cited Wang as saying in Manila. "We do not want this knot to become tighter and tighter, so that it even becomes a dead knot," Wang, who was in the Philippines for bilateral talks on Tuesday, told reporters in Manila. "As for how to loosen or open the knot, (we'll) have to look at the Philippines."
Lee-Brago, P. (2015, November 12). China: Up to Phl to heal rift over arbitration case. The Philippine Star, pp. 1, 10.
Law of the sea; International law; Disputes; Territorial waters; Jurisdiction; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Exclusive economic zone; Military operations; Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA); United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC); Jose, Charles; del Rosario, Albert; Aquino, Benigno III; Wang, Yi; Truong, Tan Sang
- The Philippine Star