Philippines rejects Chinese sea patrol
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The Philippine government expressed its objection to China’s plan to intensify patrols on the contested islands and waters in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea). Raul Hernandez, spokesman of the department of foreign affairs, said that patrol activities in the disputed territories are “contrary to China’s obligation” under the international law, including the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (Unclos). “The Philippines strongly objects to the Chinese patrol of Philippine maritime domain in the West Philippine Sea,” Hernandez said.
Bauzon, B. C. V. (2013, February 28). Philippines rejects Chinese sea patrol. The Manila Times, p. A6.
Governments; Disputes; Territorial waters; Law of the sea; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; International law; Exclusive rights; Exclusive economic zone; Continental shelves; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); South China Sea Fishery Bureau under the Ministry of Agriculture; Hernandez, Raul; Wu, Zhuang
- The Manila Times