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South China Sea: Philippine Dares Amid Chinese Blockade, Sent Two Logistics Boats, Increased Tension For A Pile Of Sand

Agency, Manila.

Published by: Yogesh Sahu
Updated Tue, 23 Nov 2021 05:12 AM IST

Summary

The center of tension is also the BRP Sierra Madre, a World War II warship delivered by the US to the Philippines in 1999. China has been asking to remove this ship from the area. Whereas this area does not come under the control of China under the 2016 decision of the World Tribunal.

Chinese ship in the South China Sea (file photo)
– Photo : ANI

Amid the Chinese blockade, the Philippines showed courage on Monday by sending two logistics boats to a sand dune (Shaol) in the South China Sea. She is delivering logistics to the Philippine Marine Guards already stationed in this shaol named Second Thomas. Earlier on Tuesday, the Chinese Coast Guard had intercepted three boats sent from the Philippines by running water cannons.

Philippine Defense Minister Delphine Lorenzana told that these two passenger boats are wooden and were sent without the help of marines or coastguard. This condition was placed by the Chinese ambassador in Manila, which was accepted. China has surrounded this shaol for a year. A Philippine ship had arrived here earlier, which has gathered amid the blockade of Chinese surveillance ships.

Philippine land became a ship of world war
The center of tension is also the BRP Sierra Madre, a World War II warship delivered by the US to the Philippines in 1999. China has been asking to remove this ship from the area. Whereas this area does not come under the control of China under the 2016 decision of the World Tribunal. The Philippines is using this ship as an outpost.

Disputes, different parties and situations

  • Philippine : The Philippines says it is part of its Maritime Economic Zone in accordance with Second Thomas Saul global law. After stopping the logistics boats, he warned China that under the 1952 US-Philippine military agreement, China might have to face the consequences of attacks on its civilian boats.
  • China : China claims the entire South Sea as its territory. Its disputes are going on with countries like Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan, Philippine etc. By increasing military activities here, he has taken possession of this area by deploying missiles on 7 shaols.
  • America : The US also said this week that it would abide by the treaty, citing the 1952 treaty with the Philippines. If China threatens regional peace and stability by increasing tension, then it will also take steps under the treaty.

Establishing influence in South Sea is not the objective: Xi Jinping
Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that he and his country do not want to exert any influence on South Asia. He also said that China does not want to dominate even its neighboring small countries regarding the South China Sea. Xi said these things during a 30th virtual conference of ASEAN countries. Xi said he is looking forward to friendly relations with all his neighbours. China is neither willing to suppress anyone nor does it want to come across as a hero in the region.

Expansion

Amid the Chinese blockade, the Philippines showed courage on Monday by sending two logistics boats to a sand dune (Shaol) in the South China Sea. She is delivering logistics to the Philippine Marine Guards already stationed in this shaol named Second Thomas. Earlier on Tuesday, the Chinese Coast Guard had intercepted three boats sent from the Philippines by running water cannons.

Philippine Defense Minister Delphine Lorenzana told that these two passenger boats are wooden and were sent without the help of marines or coastguard. This condition was placed by the Chinese ambassador in Manila, which was accepted. China has surrounded this shaol for a year. A Philippine ship had arrived here earlier, which has gathered amid the blockade of Chinese surveillance ships.

Philippine land became a ship of world war

The center of tension is also the BRP Sierra Madre, a World War II warship delivered by the US to the Philippines in 1999. China has been asking to remove this ship from the area. Whereas this area does not come under the control of China under the 2016 decision of the World Tribunal. The Philippines is using this ship as an outpost.

Disputes, different parties and situations

  • Philippine : The Philippines says it is part of its Maritime Economic Zone in accordance with Second Thomas Saul global law. After stopping the logistics boats, he warned China that under the 1952 US-Philippine military agreement, China might have to face the consequences of attacks on its civilian boats.
  • China : China claims the entire South Sea as its territory. Its disputes are going on with countries like Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan, Philippine etc. By increasing military activities here, he has taken possession of this area by deploying missiles on 7 shaols.
  • America : The US also said this week that it would abide by the treaty, citing the 1952 treaty with the Philippines. If China threatens regional peace and stability by increasing tension, then it will also take steps under the treaty.


Establishing influence in South Sea is not the objective: Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said that he and his country do not want to exert any influence on South Asia. He also said that China does not want to dominate even its neighboring small countries regarding the South China Sea. Xi said these things during a 30th virtual conference of ASEAN countries. Xi said he looked forward to friendly relations with all his neighbours. China is neither willing to suppress anyone nor does it want to come across as a hero in the region.

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