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South China Sea: Philippine courage amid Chinese siege, dispatches two logistics boats, escalates tensions over sand pile

Agency, Manila.

Posted by: Yogesh Sahu
Updated Tuesday, 23 November 2021 05:12 AM IST

Summary

The BRP Sierra Madre, a World War II warship delivered by the United States to the Philippines in 1999, is also at the center of the tension. China has demanded that the ship be removed from the area. However, according to a 2016 World Court ruling, the area is not under Chinese control.

Chinese ship in the South China Sea (file photo)
– Photo: ANI

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In the midst of the Chinese siege, the Philippines showed courage by sending two logistics boats to a sandbank (shawl) in the South China Sea on Monday. Named Second Thomas, he supplies logistics for Philippine Marine guards already stationed at the show. Earlier on Tuesday, the Chinese Coast Guard intercepted three boats sent from the Philippines by water cannon.

Philippine Defense Minister Delphine Lorenzana said the two passenger boats were wooden and were dispatched without the assistance of the Navy or Coast Guard. This condition was put in place by the Chinese Ambassador in Manila and accepted. The show has been circulating in China for over a year. A Filipino ship had arrived earlier amid a siege by Chinese surveillance ships.

Philippine land became the ship of World War II
The BRP Sierra Madre, a World War II warship delivered by the United States to the Philippines in 1999, is also at the center of the tension. China has demanded that the ship be removed from the area. However, according to a 2016 World Court ruling, the area is not under Chinese control. The Philippines uses this ship as an outpost.

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Controversies, different parties and situations

  • Philippines: The Philippines claims to be part of its maritime economic zone under the global law of Thomas Saul II. After stopping the logistics boats, he warned China that under the 1952 US-Philippine military agreement, China would face the consequences of attacks on its civilian boats.
  • China: China claims the entire South Sea as its territory. Its disputes are ongoing with countries such as Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan and the Philippines. He has increased military operations here, deploying missiles in 7 shoals and capturing this area.
  • United States: The United States said this week that it would abide by the 1952 agreement with the Philippines. If China threatens regional peace and stability by escalating tensions, it will take action under the agreement.

Establishing influence in the South Seas is not the goal: Xi Jinping
Chinese President Xi Jinping has said he and his country do not want to exert any influence in South Asia. He also said that China does not want to dominate even small neighboring countries in the South China Sea issue. G said these things during the 30th ASEAN Virtual Conference. Shi said he looks forward to friendship with all its neighbors. China is not ready to suppress anyone or want to become a hero in the region.

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In the midst of the Chinese siege, the Philippines showed courage by sending two logistics boats to a sandbank (shawl) in the South China Sea on Monday. Named Second Thomas, he supplies logistics for Philippine Marine guards already stationed at the show. Earlier on Tuesday, the Chinese Coast Guard intercepted three boats sent from the Philippines by water cannon.

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Philippine Defense Minister Delphine Lorenzana said the two passenger boats were wooden and were dispatched without the assistance of the Navy or Coast Guard. This condition was put in place by the Chinese Ambassador in Manila and accepted. The show has been circulating in China for over a year. A Filipino ship had arrived earlier amid a siege by Chinese surveillance ships.

Philippine land became the ship of World War II

The BRP Sierra Madre, a World War II warship delivered by the United States to the Philippines in 1999, is also at the center of the tension. China has demanded that the ship be removed from the area. However, according to a 2016 World Court ruling, the area is not under Chinese control. The Philippines uses this ship as an outpost.

Controversies, different parties and situations

  • Philippines: The Philippines claims to be part of its maritime economic zone under the global law of Thomas Saul II. After stopping the logistics boats, he warned China that under the 1952 US-Philippine military agreement, China would face the consequences of attacks on its civilian boats.
  • China: China claims the entire South Sea as its territory. Its disputes are ongoing with countries such as Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei, Taiwan and the Philippines. He has increased military operations here, deploying missiles in 7 shoals and capturing this area.
  • United States: The United States said this week that it would abide by the 1952 agreement with the Philippines. If China threatens regional peace and stability by escalating tensions, it will take action under the agreement.
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Establishing influence in the South Seas is not the goal: Xi Jinping

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said he and his country do not want to exert any influence in South Asia. He also said that China does not want to dominate even small neighboring countries in the South China Sea issue. G said these things during the 30th ASEAN Virtual Conference. Shi said he looks forward to friendship with all its neighbors. China is not ready to suppress anyone or want to become a hero in the region.