Philippines officially changed its name to the Huangyan Island, “Pana Tage reef
data for: Huangyan Island has always been China’s inherent territory, is the only exposed surface of the Dongsha Islands in the South China Sea islands.
Philippines Huangyan Island was renamed the Pana Tug Reef, “said more concise
the CNTV message (Network News Network compile Nina then reported), according to the Manila Bulletin reported on May 3 Philippine presidential spokesman Edwin – Rachel said, the Philippines formally Huangyan Island called “pana Tage reef Panatag of Shoal.
after the Philippine government had used to call the other two: the Scarborough Shoal (Scarborough, of Shoal) and Bayeux masinloc, (Bajo, de Masinloc). Rachel: “Pana Tage tension of the reef has been significantly eased. Incidentally, we are willing to call it Pana Tage reef.”
When asked at the press conference this call means that the ownership of the Philippines on the island, Rachel said “the sake of brevity. He said that the Philippine Government is confident that the International Tribunal on the ownership of the “the Pana Tug Reef.
last week, a spokesman for the Philippine Vice President Abigail – Walter has said will the names of islands to consult higher authorities. She said the Philippine government and the media have used the map Scarborough Shoal “call, but the Department of State has to use its official name,” Bayeux masinloc. Walter said she prefers to use the recently known for the Philippine people, “Pana Tug Reef.
Chinese Foreign Ministry on the Huangyan Island event repeatedly to explain his position. The event is the Philippine side to violate China’s sovereignty, harassment of Chinese fishing boats and fishermen. The Chinese side hopes that the Philippine side with the Chinese joint efforts, through diplomatic means to resolve the current situation, rather than continuous speech or take a little trick to make matters enlargement, complex, international. In the South China Sea issue, China is committed to resolve the dispute through direct negotiations and friendly consultations with the countries concerned.
the United States this event to remain neutral, the South China Sea disputes can be resolved through diplomacy and called on all parties to exercise restraint. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the first time, 2 +2 Ministerial Meeting held April 30 with the Philippine position: “Although we are not in dispute over sovereignty of the South China Sea to support any party, as a Pacific nation, we have the interests of freedom of navigation, and maintain peace and stability, respect for international law. “
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