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Post time 2009-3-12 10:55:44 |Display all floors
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009-03/11/content_7569668.htm
(Xinhua)
Updated: 2009-03-11 20:05

MANILA -- The Chinese embassy in the Philippines on Wednesday protested Manila's legislative inclusion of some of China's islands and reefs in the South China Sea.

A controversial baseline bill that defines the Philippines' territorial waters had been signed into law, the Philippine government announced on Wednesday.

In a statement, the Chinese embassy "expresses strong opposition and solemn protest" to the legislation.

It said the claim to territorial sovereignty over Huangyan Island and Nansha Islands by the Philippines is "illegal and invalid."

In his visit to the presidential palace to present credentials on Wednesday morning, new Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines Liu Jianchao told Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo that China considers the Philippines a key neighbor and attaches great importance to the China-Philippines relations.
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Post time 2009-3-13 13:15:16 |Display all floors
You can support  that Banana Republic all you want. You can even join their sampan navy. It
won't matter a bit. China has a historical claim of the islands even before your monkey brother
settled in the Philippines.

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Post time 2009-3-13 13:29:38 |Display all floors
China's claim makes no sense whatsoever and China doesn't even have any legitimacy to claims south of the Paracels. China just wants to exert power over ASEAN.
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Post time 2009-3-13 13:34:27 |Display all floors
Of the competing claims, Brunei, Malaysia and the Philippines have the most solid claims. China's claim on the islands is about as good as Greece claiming Bermuda based on Plato's tale of Atlantis, which was quite clearly Greek in culture.
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