The scholars said China’s Huangyan Island confrontation at a disadvantage need to reflect on economic diplomacy
China ocean surveillance ship in the Huangyan Island to protect fishermen
Post Reporter Zhang Zhe
The Philippine Huangyan Island vessels confrontation for more than eight days, the situation is still upgrade.
Following on the 15th, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying again yesterday, met with the charge d’affaires of the Philippine Embassy in China, and tensions around the Huangyan Island waters made representations. Fu Ying pointed out that Huangyan Island is China’s inherent territory, the Philippine side there is no basis, China can not accept the rights of the Huangyan Island. At the same time, China’s most advanced fishery boats South China Sea Fishery 310 boats yesterday morning from Guangzhou to South China Sea to the implementation of the rights of fishing protection task.
the same time, the Philippine Coast Guard Ed game has arrived in the waters, replaced since last week joined the confrontation between the Palawan, the Philippine side to stay in the waters of the Huangyan Island. class vessels are still more than 20 ships.Zhang Mingliang
Jinan University, Associate Professor, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, believes that China and the Philippines showing the situation of “asymmetric” in the Huangyan Island confrontation, he told the Oriental Morning Post: “Although the overall strength of China and the Philippines and China strength is not a level, but specific to the Huangyan Island, China’s involvement in the confrontation between the vessels compared to the Philippine side is relatively weak. “said Zhang Mingliang, the future uncertain world,” but can basically rule out the possibility of military conflict between the two countries, both sides are reluctant to the outbreak of war, are struggling to find the possibility of compromise. “
According to media reports of the Philippines, the Philippine Secretary of Defense, Deputy Foreign Minister and U.S. Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense in the April 30 Day 2 +2 meeting held in Washington to discuss the dispute over Huangyan Island.
opposed to the International Court
Philippine Foreign Minister on the 17th said it would Huangyan Island to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. In this regard, the Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin, said yesterday that Huangyan Island is China’s inherent territory, there is the question submitted to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea. Huangyan Island Sea incident, China has been to the Philippines many times made representations.
Liu Weimin, April 15, Vice Foreign Minister Fu Ying, an emergency meeting with the Philippine Embassy in charge d’affaires, tensions made representations around the Huangyan Island waters. 18, Fu Ying, Vice Foreign Minister again, thus interviews with the Philippine charge d’affaires. Recently, some senior people in the Philippine side to continue a statement to mislead public opinion, claiming that the Philippines has sovereignty over the Huangyan Island, this is regardless of historical fact, contrary to legal Fu Ying said. Huangyan Island is China’s inherent territory, the Philippine side to the rights of the Huangyan Island there is no basis, China is totally unacceptable. China has adequate legal basis for the territorial sovereignty of the Huangyan Island. China urged the Philippine side to respect China’s territorial sovereignty and abide by reached by both sides not to take any consensus that may complicate matters and expansion operations, to refrain from escalating action.
most advanced fishery boats went to the South China Sea
16, Anthony Alcantara, military commander of northern Luzon in the Philippines, announced that part of the country the Coast Guard’s “Ed race” Coast Guard boat was to arrive 7:00 Huangyan Island waters, replacing the “Palawan”. Alcantara claimed that the vessel rotation is a “routine”, “At the moment, replacement of vessels, and will not aggravate the tense situation in the Huangyan Island, these boats are ‘Palawan’ need to return to Hong Kong supplies. ‘Civilian ship’
Alcantara is still the same day, said he believes the Huangyan Island, the current situation was “very normal”, “fishing activities has not been much affected fishermen soon will be able to return to the Huangyan Island waters for fisheries activities. “Philippine Defense Secretary Jia Siming 17, said the current confrontation between the situation affect the waters of the fishing operations,” So far, the tensions of the Huangyan Island is not decreased, but also at a high point in addition to two China Sea surveillance ship, a Chinese fishing boat
Yesterday, the South China Sea 310 boat fishery from Guangzhou to the South China Sea to the implementation of the rights of fishing protection task, the vessel is China’s current fastest speed, the overall The most advanced, special equipment is equipped with the most complete fishery ship (the ship is equipped with a helicopter). Diaoyu Islands collision incident in 2010, the maiden voyage of 310 boat fishery that went to China’s Diaoyu Islands waters to carry out fishery cruise enforcement management. In addition, the Chinese fishery administration vessel 44061 15 starting from the Zhanjiang Port, go to the Nansha Islands fishing protection rights to carry out a period of 50 days patrol. However, the Chinese official did not indicate whether these two fishery boats will be involved in the confrontation of the Huangyan Island, China’s ocean surveillance ship 75 and 84 remain in the waters of the Huangyan Island.
US-Philippine want to talk about the confrontation between the
Zhang Mingliang, analysis, Huangyan Island does not belong to the core of the South China Sea dispute, “away from the Nansha Islands, but from this location of US-Philippine military exercises far, the Philippines is not only intended to strengthen US-Philippine military relations, but also tried to use the variables of the Huangyan Island event, access to non-military aid the United States Philippine more
Xiamen University Southeast Asian Studies, Professor Li Jinming, the Philippine side at this time to stir up the Huangyan Island incident was “premeditated”, “The Philippines in recent years to its occupation of China’s reefs ‘legitimacy’ an attempt by the worsening of the situation and international, to seek the support of the United States and other countries in negotiations with China, trying to take to stall for time to reach the ‘actual occupation’ fait accompli. “
commence on the 16th in addition to the US-Philippine shoulder to shoulder “joint military exercises, the Philippines also plans to discuss the dispute over Huangyan Island in the US-Philippine” 2 +2 meeting. Philippine officials at the conference to submit a list of military equipment to building a strong coastal defense. According to reports, the Philippines is negotiating with the United States third vessels used Coast Guard patrol boats, a squadron of F-16 fighter aircraft, communications equipment, as well as newly purchased warships equipped with weapons systems.
the United States is the momentum the South China Sea to increase its influence in Southeast Asia. In addition to strengthening the US-Philippine relations, the three warships of the United States will be 23, arrived in Da Nang, Vietnam to participate in a five-day US-Vietnam sea. “Non-combat military training. The United States denied that this will exacerbate tensions in the South China Sea current. Da Nang during the Vietnam War, U.S. military bases. The U.S. embassy in Vietnam, said in a statement, the exercise will focus on non-combat training of maritime navigation, maintenance, and navigation skills “, the U.S. Navy band with the ship visit and performances, participating in various social activities. The United States said the purpose of the exercise “Strengthening of the United States and Vietnam Contact”; but generally believes that the exercise is to balance China’s growing naval power in the South China Sea. Part in the exercise of U.S. warships, including the Seventh Fleet flagship Blue Ridge, the guided missile destroyer Chafee and rescue ship “Sentinel”.
In addition, the U.S. military “benevolent” hospital ship will be in May to Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Cambodia for 14 days, respectively, in these countries to provide medical services to the local. In addition to U.S. military personnel, the U.S. State Department, Agency for International Development, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Ministry of Justice will send a team to participate in this activity. According to the plan, “Pacific Partnership” exercise in addition to the provision of medical services for Southeast Asian countries in the region of the United States will also work with local officials to exchange activities.
“‘benevolent’ visit is part of the exercise of the United States ‘Pacific Partnership’, began in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the United States for Southeast Asian countries, the lack of emergency relief capacity, bred as humanitarian projects. as early as in the United States in 2009, a high-profile announcement before the South China Sea issue is involved in this exercise is carried out by the United States in Southeast Asia’s largest annual humanitarian assistance exercise this year, has carried out the first seven times in addition to the United States, Japan, Australia, Canada, France, Korea, New Zealand and other countries will send teams to participate. “Zhang Mingliang analysis, the United States for access to the intent of the South China Sea is a firm, means the rich will inevitably seek multiple channels to contain China. In addition to the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia and other countries are also fighting for the object. “Literally put the United States out of the South China Sea is unrealistic and costly. Need to change our thinking must be direct and to discuss the South China Sea issue, rather than letting the Southeast Asian countries and the United States in the South China Sea to the United States on international routes in the South China Sea to jointly safeguard talk about the results on the problem, then it can dilute the knot of the two countries in the South China Sea issue, you can also weaken the Southeast Asian countries for China’s misgivings. “
reflect on” economic diplomacy “
“Although the leaders of Vietnam, the Philippines and other countries each meet will be talking about the South China Sea issue, but has always been the lack of day-to-day specialized channels. Therefore, parties can attempt to establish an institutionalized channels of communication, and promote low pragmatic cooperation in sensitive areas to maximize the common interests of the purpose, in order to ease the situation in the South China Sea, dilute the negative effects of the South China Sea issue in the relationship of mutual trust between China and ASEAN countries, to lay the foundation for the final settlement of the South China Sea issue. “Analysis Zhang Mingliang, Chinese in the South China Sea should maintain the established policy, and not be too hasty.
Li Jinming, however have a different opinion, he believes that China’s economic development “period of strategic opportunity” anti some neighboring countries to expand its maritime interests. Chinese diplomacy with neighboring countries recently frequent trouble, because the treatment is too soft, while not perfect, China When the hardware needed is hard. “
Claimed by China must pay close attention to do a few things in the South China Sea “First of all, CNOOC, PetroChina and other companies as soon as possible to the South China Sea laid wells, followed by China as soon as possible to no reefs in the South China Sea islands occupied, can not happen again reefs countries usurped the event, although this may violate the South China Sea Declaration on the Conduct of Parties “, but before the implementation of the Code of Conduct, must do so, to those reefs with artificial construction, production and business activities and carry out artificial breeding on the islands and reefs. International Convention on the Law of the Sea in the final analysis customary law, the Chinese do get used to, people get used to it. the current international legal precedents showing the characteristics of the ‘re-effective management, the short history of sovereignty’, China must be taken seriously. “
through this confrontation between China needs to rethink the past surrounding foreign policy, can not focus too much on the ‘economic exchange’, the Philippines and other countries took advantage of China ‘development opportunities’, constantly create disturbances in order to achieve the fait accompli of the occupation of China’s interests. “Lee Jin Ming said. ◎ news
China the establishment of national oceanographic research fleet
Morning News, National Oceanic Bureau of national oceanographic survey the fleet Inaugural members of the ship signed the awarding ceremony held in Beijing yesterday, marking the Chinese national oceanographic research fleet was formally established.
the State Oceanic Administration, the Secretary Liu Cigui said that the fleet of construction should take the initiative to serve the National Oceanic career development needs. Explore the marine space for development, the development of the use of marine resources, to protect China’s maritime rights and interests, to protect the sea lanes, safety, protection of the marine ecological environment need to obtain high-quality marine survey data.
According to reports, the National Oceanic Survey fleet in China marine departments to work together to build the first nationwide shared marine research foundation platform, covering almost the investigation level is the most advanced ship, a total of 19. The displacement of more than 1500 tons of the ocean survey ship 11, a displacement of less than 1500 tons of offshore survey ship 8.(edit: SN049) , share: related topics: ocean surveillance ship in the South China Sea and Philippine warships confrontation