Experts: Vietnam and the Philippines to buy fighter planes in the South China Sea on both sides playing a dangerous game
network television news: June 21, the third meeting of the tenth-third Congress in Vietnam by the Vietnam Law of the Sea, and insisted on the Xisha and Nansha Islands, China included within the so-called Vietnam’s sovereignty and jurisdiction of Vietnam Recently, the former to send warplanes to patrol investigation of China’s Nansha Islands, China’s territorial sovereignty of another provocation. Chinese Foreign Ministry has made solemn representations, the absurdity of what this so-called legislative acts? China’s State Council approved the establishment of three Warsaw, under the jurisdiction of the islands and waters of Xisha, sand, Nansha Islands, this move and what it means, the studio we go to the Miss Gong Yingchun, Associate Professor of the Chinese Institute of Foreign Affairs of international law, Miss Gong in this area experts, plus our special commentator Mr. Du Wenlong, join our discussion today.
June 21, Vietnamese National Assembly voting over the Vietnam Law of the Sea, the Act contains the Xisha and Nansha Islands in the so-called Vietnamese sovereignty and jurisdiction, according to reports the Vietnam Law of the Sea from 2013 came into effect from January 1, the method consists of seven chapters and 55, for Vietnam’s territorial sea baselines, internal waters, the sea, contiguous waters, exclusive economic zone, continental shelf, to make a clear plan, attached to Vietnam sovereignty, sovereign rights of the islands and Paracel Islands Vietnam, said Hoang Sa archipelago and Nansha Islands, Vietnam said that The Changsha Islands economic development and management to defend the content to make the relevant provisions. In Vietnam by this Act, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs immediately issued a statement reiterated that the Xisha and Nansha Islands are Chinese territory, any national territorial claim to sovereignty over the Xisha and Nansha Islands, and any action taken, are illegal, invalid.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei: Vietnam to take the issue would complicate or escalate the unilateral action against the leaders of the two consensus and the spirit of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea “is not conducive to the South China Sea the peace and stability in Vietnam such a practice is illegal and invalid, China will firmly safeguard national sovereignty and territorial, the Chinese side demands that Vietnam to immediately cease and correct all erroneous practice, do not do any harm relations and peace and stability in the South China Sea things.Vietnam Law of the Sea
my Vice Foreign Minister Zhang Zhijun summoned Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Van poem by the Vietnamese National Assembly to consider violated China’s territorial sovereignty, made solemn representations to Vietnam, despite the current state of affairs has not yet upgraded, but so suddenly so ignore the unilateral action of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, will make the South China Sea issue is more complex.
Shui Junyi: Just now, the last sentence of our short film which is to say, Vietnam so suddenly, so ignore the unilateral action of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, will make the South China Sea issue is more complex. Two, we China’s periphery, particularly the South in this region is really a mess, the Philippines has not toss finished, and now Vietnam again jumped out to a Miss Gong, you are concerned about this matter for a long time, this matter of my personal understanding is that a very serious situation, because to include it in the basic law of the highest level of the sea and Xisha, Nansha is it, I would first like to ask Vietnam to do so basic background based on your research, what background?
are reviewing: the more the “legislative” What is the background? >
Foreign Affairs University, Associate Professor, Department of International Law Gong Yingchun: Vietnam brewing this bill is already one or two days, the bill itself, in 2009, has formed several have tried through the discussion in Congress. but for various reasons, including China, to do work, but yesterday was bent on illegal claims for the sovereignty of China Nansha, Xisha Islands to develop the law inside and forced through. From the background, it is not a recent burst behavior, through this law violated China’s sovereignty, legislation has been done before, in 2003 they had a national boundary method, which has similar content.
Shui Junyi: During this period you have just said that the long-awaited yesterday bent by this opportunity, in your opinion will the current trends in the South China Sea and the specific time period relationship?
Gongying Chun: I think there is a relationship, we can see that the U.S. high-profile return to Asia, including the re-balancing strategy to promote such chaos into the background, it can take advantage of Snapdragon, so I think it is as the machine moves.
Shui Junyi: You want to fish in troubled waters, the use of such a time period, there is it that give it an opportunity to force our way through this thing. We also know that the Chinese side, including Foreign Ministry spokesman, is illegal and invalid, you are an expert in International Law Department, said it invalid illegal where?
are reviewing: the more the “legislation” with or without basis in international law?
expert opinion: more domestic “legislation” in Figure Chinese reefs rationale based on
Gong Yingchun: first as a sovereign state, of course the power to enact domestic legislation related to marine matters, but the basic principles of domestic legislation say that its scope is limited within the territory of their own, including its jurisdictional waters of Xisha, Nansha Islands as it the scope of application of domestic law, serious violation of Chinese sovereignty, it is illegal and violate the terms of the Charter of the United Nations, which is mutual respect for sovereignty and territorial integrity the most basic principles of international law, it is a violation. Point of view but also from the Convention on the Law of the Sea, nor any basis for the claim of sovereignty to China’s Nansha, Xisha.
Shui Junyi: because I know in terms of the Convention on the Law of the Sea, even how to, for instance, your local and other countries or other areas of dispute, you should not be domestic law which is written in it.
Gong Yingchun: right, “Convention on the Law of the Sea, mainly involving maritime delimitation issues related to territorial disputes did not provide any legal basis for Vietnam claim sovereignty without such clauses, but also from Vietnam has never been specific mention which one of its laws and regulations is to support, never had.
Shui Junyi: Vietnamese today read some information, here we have a few pictures we look at this when it comes to this time we are talking about the Xisha, including several regions in the Sand, Nansha, information for Vietnam in terms of at least a long period of time, I see, even in the government’s public statements which are recognized, which is China’s territory, and then after about the 1970s and 1980s, suddenly, of course especially the most recent twelve 10 years, and then want to put it, according to have been, let us look at the contents of the Vietnam Law of the Sea, which relates to the waters have dominion over the islands, the Xisha Islands, Nansha Islands and other Islands, stressed that the play of the whole nation the strength in Vietnam, to take all necessary measures to defend the Vietnamese sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction in the waters of the island archipelago.
another, according to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea “, identified in Vietnam waters system, provides for the concept of straight baselines method to determine the territorial sea baseline, and rarely use the Islands. The other is the emphasis on the development of marine economy these things, I’d like you to talk about it the Law of the Sea part to us, assuming we get an international arena, tenable?
Gong Yingchun: of course, is untenable.
Shui Junyi: from my layman is concerned, it is this wording seems to have regarded as rigorous.
Gongying Chun: “Convention on the Law of the Sea” that should be in accordance with the Exclusive Economic Zone System to advocate, may have the Nansha islands and reefs in its exclusive economic zone, but this law is a basic principle, the land decision ocean, you have the land may claim maritime rights and interests, rather than the opposite. If you main Zhangbie Guo’s territorial sovereignty of the exclusive economic zone that is completely upside down, there is no such rules of international law to support its claims. Shui Junyi
: But a lot of people might say, people and domestic law has passed, you want it to withdraw it would be difficult, and that in the future how to do this? In addition to the Department of State, including the relevant departments of the solemn representations to protest against the outside for us in China in terms of we can take what counter-measures?
being Commentary: This will address the impact of the South China Sea dispute?
expert opinion: the young the right to take counter measures to safeguard the sovereignty
Gongying Chun: I would like to begin by Vietnam over domestic legislation the invasion of China’s territorial sovereignty is an internationally wrongful act, first stirred up the internationally wrongful act of the right to take anti-policy measures, this right is there, whether to exercise is another matter, what exercise is also another matter, that right there is. Counter-measures to take and what kind of measures, I think China can not allow other countries to violate the territorial sovereignty of China as a big country with dignity, specifically what kind of measures we will wait and see. I think I should not do anything.
Shui Junyi: because you are an expert on this rare opportunity to ask once you a few questions, Mr. Du and later specialized questions to ask you, you see, today we have a message At the same time very clever of the State Council announced the establishment of three Shashi, the original jurisdiction of Xisha, Sand, Nansha Office to a prefecture-level cities, this moves you to give us their analysis, this is a mean behavior ?
comment is: I am a city response to the South China Sea situation
expert opinion: three sand set the city on China’s sovereignty behavior
Gongying Chun: China is considering to build three Shashi is not one or two days, is also considered a long time why has not been released, according to China’s domestic economic development, I would like published yesterday may be the coincidence of time, not a specifically for it, not a counter-measures, because we have considered a long time, and is a completely out of the exercise of a sovereign and domestic economic development considerations.
Shui Junyi: This is our own thing, according to China’s development needs, in accordance with the development of that area, we have the right to anywhere I want to upgrade to a level cities. This topic there is a related to Vietnam just Mr. Du help us answer this question, Vietnam is also patrol now engaged in this, but also buy second-hand Su-30, said from some of the country, including India, to a very low price, probably was more than 10 million U.S. dollars a secondhand Su -30 why they buy so many Su-30?
are reviewing: the more you want to buy Russia used Su-30?
expert opinion: used Su-30 joined the Italian ability to improve the PHO
commentator Du Wenlong: Indeed, we smell a scrap metal taste, from Russia should be the original India ready to aircraft, 18 aircraft came in a very low price to buy, the aim is to improve the ability to protect the sea, because these aircraft is 97 to 99 years of export to India , the original to the Indian speak better I’ll give your Su-30 is better than this, but you do not, I made do not come out, I give you something before you make do with the good use after the 2007 to 2009 and then in return.
Shui Junyi: first try, then genuine change back.
Duwen Long: I’ll give you genuine than this is much better, so that time of 18 Su-30 operators stripped-down type to India, but India has said that I do not want this thing, if you are willing to to me, I can use 2007 and 2009, these aircraft returned to the Russian hand inside, but it does not return to Russia in Belarus, a maintenance group, maintenance inside the factory, store a bit, in order to to avoid the tariffs, so now these aircraft no one, now Belarus, Sudan, Vietnam should buy this aircraft to improve their abilities in the future, Belarus is now explicitly rejected, you can not buy , Sudan as an alternative object, Vietnam ranked first, this case these have been in service for 15 years, was put for a long time to get over the feeling or to increase the size of the entire Su-30 fleet overall, because It now has 14 Su 27. VII fell off the sea could not find, and Su-30 has 12, but this batch of Su-30 strictly speaking, is a stripped-down version to meet the needs of the Indian Air Force aircraft , there is no ability of the sea, if you want to batch of Su-30 to make it real on the ability of the sea, that I am sorry for radar, plus weapons. Previously ground and air weapons can not be used to add arms to the sea in order to become a qualified fighter.
Shui Junyi: there is a problem, in the South China Sea issue, just as I said, feeling as if I say how the gourd is not pressed down scoop up two days ago, said the Philippines is also prepared to big purchase of a variety of weapons, including the T50 trainer, Vietnam is now also buy Su-30, these countries want to do it?
are reviewing: TA-50 Su -30 on both sides of the South China Sea, “Dangerous Game”
Du Wenlong: Indeed, in the South China Sea things in both directions, which side of TA-50, here is used Su-30, basically has a few days on the news, I somehow feel is a dangerous game in the South China Sea, for example, the T-50 to join it buy TA-50 T-50 inside of this kind as a fighter coach entry-procurement with the South Korean Air Force FA-50 is not the same, that is, it not only train pilots but also fighting, so the view from its combat radius of more than F-16 compared may be almost, but its ability to waters of the Huangyan Island cruise, this is enough for example, with some bombs, with some rocket, is not very high, but can also, if the side of the Su-30 fleet further expansion, they have five to six hundred kilometers away from the South China Sea, so the two-way into this situation is very delicate.
Shui Junyi: a dangerous game against the Chinese side has been said that such a proposition of peace and stability, in terms of which Chinese is indeed a great test.
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