Behind the scenes to promote the development of occupation of the Philippines Congress bill Huangyan Island
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Liu Jianchao, Chinese Ambassador to the Philippines the way diplomacy is still in full swing.
yesterday, he paid a visit to the Philippines and the Philippine Senate Enrile civilian long Ermita, in two meetings, both sides exchanged views on the South China Sea.
In fact, in the Philippines’ territorial baseline bill, “the formulation and signing of the process, the Philippine Congress is the main driving force behind. January and February, respectively, both houses of Congress passed their own version of the bill, and ultimately on February 17 approved a final version. Although under Philippine law, passed by Congress after the President signed the bill needs to become an official law, and has the power to veto the bill, but, in view of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and the opposition over the past few years, tensions, and she can no longer issue in Congress on risk, so the 10-day signed the bill.
At the meeting, the baseline of Philippine territorial legislation, Liu elaborated China’s position and pointed out that the Philippines should jointly maintain both peace and stability in the South China Sea, the Philippines do not want to complicate the situation further action To continue to promote regional cooperation in the South China Sea.
Enrile Senate then responded, China is the Philippines a good friend, good neighbor, the Philippine side attaches importance to the South China Sea issue China’s response will focus on resolving their differences through dialogue, adhere to the “South China Sea Declaration on the Conduct “guidelines to promote bilateral cooperation in the South China Sea.
course, he discussed with the South China Sea issue is not all. Liu said China attaches importance to developing friendly relations with the Philippines. In recent years, Sino-Philippine relations have developed rapidly, increasing political trust, trade, education, culture and other fields continues to deepen. Hoped the two countries will further deepen understanding, strengthen mutual trust, promote cooperation in all areas, but also hoped that the two legislative bodies continue to make efforts.
Enrile said the Philippines and China have a long history of friendly exchanges between the people of the Philippines regards China as a friendly neighbor and important friend, the Philippines willing to work with China to advance bilateral political, economic and trade ties. He said the Philippine government and the Senate will continue to resolutely pursue the one China policy. The Taiwan issue is China’s internal affairs, the Philippines respects the Chinese government in safeguarding national sovereignty and territorial integrity efforts.
yesterday, “Philippine Daily Inquirer” also telephone interview with a spokesman for the Chinese Embassy in the Philippines. The spokeswoman said that the Chinese fishery 311 ship this action is to “improve the protection of fisheries and maritime surveillance (capacity),” she flatly denied sending such a vessel is a Chinese “aggression” behavior to say, ” Of course not. “she replied, this practice does not violate the ASEAN and China signed in 2002,” Declaration on Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea. ”
The embassy spokesman said the patrol is the dispatch of regular activities, not because of last week’s signing of the Philippines’ territorial baseline bill “response.
action for the Chinese ship, the Philippine foreign ministry said yesterday that “compliance with the 2002 Republic of the Philippines signed the” Declaration on Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea, “and urged the parties to also comply with this declaration.” Author FANG Xiao
Declaration on Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea
First, the parties reaffirmed the “Charter” aims and principles of the 1982 “United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea,” “Treaty of Amity and Cooperation”, and peaceful coexistence and other universally recognized principles of international law dealing with inter-State relations as the basic criteria.
Second, the commitment of the parties according to these principles, equality and mutual respect, based on the way to explore the establishment of trust.
Third, the parties reaffirm respect for and commitment, including the 1982 “United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea,” including the universally recognized principles of international law as provided for in the South China Sea navigation and overflight freedoms.
Fourth, the commitment of the parties in accordance with recognized principles of international law, including the 1982 “United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea”, by sovereign states directly concerned through friendly consultations and negotiations, by peaceful means to resolve their territorial and jurisdictional rights disputes, without resorting to force or threat of force.
Fifth, the parties committed to exercise self-restraint, not to take the complexity of the dispute, expansion and impact of peace and stability operations, including not now uninhabited islands, reefs, beaches, sand or other natural structure to take live action and constructive manner their differences.
in the peaceful settlement of their territorial and jurisdictional disputes before the parties committed to the spirit of cooperation and understanding, to seek ways to build mutual trust, including:
( a) In the defense and military officials between the parties to carry out the appropriate dialogue and exchange of views;
(b) ensure that all citizens at risk to be fair and humane treatment;
(c) on a voluntary basis to other interested parties of the upcoming joint military exercises;
(d) inform each other on a voluntary basis the situation.
six, in a comprehensive and permanent settlement of the dispute before the parties or cooperation could be explored may include the following areas:
(a) marine environmental protection;
(b) marine scientific research;
(c) the sea and traffic safety;
(d) search and rescue;
(V) in combating transnational crime, including but not limited to combat drug smuggling, piracy and armed robbery at sea, and weapons smuggling.
before the implementation of the specific, relevant parties should cooperate on bilateral and multilateral modalities, scope and location of consensus.
seven, the parties wish to adopt an agreed mode, on the issue to continue consultation and dialogue, including issues of compliance with this declaration hold regular consultations in order to enhance good-neighborly and friendly relations and to improve transparency and create a harmonious , mutual understanding and cooperation, and promote peaceful resolution of disputes between.
eight, the parties undertake to respect the terms of this Declaration and to take actions consistent with the Declaration.
nine, the parties to encourage other countries to respect the principles contained in this Declaration.
ten, the parties reiterated that the development of the South China Sea code of conduct will further promote regional peace and stability, and the parties agreed on the basis of consensus, towards the end to reach the goal. Source: Oriental Morning Post
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