Carpio continues to mislead us on South China Sea issue
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I had expected acting Chief Justice Antonio Caprio to respond to my conclusion in my column Monday that he, together with Vice President Maria Leonor Robredo, and former national security adviser Roilo Golez made a fool of themselves by demanding that our government file a diplomatic protest against China for the take-off and landing of its H-6K bomber on its island in the South China Sea. The three obviously blabbed their mouths thinking that either the Chinese bombers landed on a reclaimed land in atolls or reefs within our exclusive economic zone, or even in our Kalayaan island group. The truth is that the Chinese used their airport in what in their maps is Yongxing island (Woody Island) in the Paracel group – far, far away from us, nearer to China than Manila is to Cebu, and which we aren’t at all claiming.
Tiglao, R. (2018, May 30). Carpio continues to mislead us on South China Sea issue. Manila Times, pp. A1, A6.
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Reclamation; Disputes; Exclusive economic zone; Governments; International law; Territorial waters; Fishing vessels; Fishers; Military operations; Surveillance and enforcement; Defence craft; United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea; Law of the sea; Public sector; Permanent Court of Arbitration; United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS); Caprio, Antonio; Robredo, Maria Leonor; Golez, Roilo; Gutierrez, Ibarra; Aquino, Benigno III; Trillanes, Antonio; del Rosario, Albert; Duterte, Rodrigo
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