China’s reef destruction P231.7 B so far: Pay up
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China owes the Philippines P231.7 billion for continuing reef destruction and poaching since 2013. With the UN court holding Beijing liable for ecological damage, the Philippines can exact indemnity. China state assets in the Philippines and overseas rightfully can be seized. Government must press payment. Why and how was discussed last week by scientists and international law and relations experts. Over half of the 110 million Filipinos live in coastal communities, relying on marine resources for daily needs. Recompense will correct years of China atrocity and injustice in the West Philippine Sea. Foreign aggression in exclusive economic zones will be deterred.
Bondoc, J. (2020, June 17). China’s reef destruction P231.7 B so far: Pay up. The Philippine Star, p. 7.
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Reefs; Territorial waters; Environmental degradation; Governments; Disputes; International law; Law of the sea; Exclusive economic zone; Illegal fishing; Coral reefs; Fishers; ADR Institute; China Telecom Corporation; University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UPMSI); Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); Elsevier; del Rosario, Albert; Onda, Deo Florence; Batongbacal, Jay; China; Philippines; West Philippine Sea; Scarborough Shoal; Panatag Shoal; Hainan
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