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Complying intertiol law in South Chi Sea: Chi

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Beijing, July 13: Chi on Wednesday said it did not want conflict in the South Chi Sea and was already adhering to intertiol law in the region. “Chi’s position on the arbitration case is clear. In the public statement made by relevant governments, it is said the dispute should be resolved by fully complying the intertiol law. I think it is the same what the Chinese government is upholding,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang told the media here. “Chi does not want to see conflict and tension in the area,” Lu said.

After the arbitrary tribul in The Hague on Tuesday rejected Chi’s claims over the South Chi Sea, India asked all parties concerned to show “utmost respect” to the verdict.

Beijing, which has dismissed the verdict as null and void, slammed the countries asking Chi to accept the ruling. “A dozen countries do not represent the entire world community. It is ridiculous that the award given by the illegal tribul is legally binding,” Lu said.

Lu said the court was funded by former Philippines government and was not like the Intertiol Court of Justice finced by the United tions.

The court accused Chi of interfering with the Philippines’ fishing and petroleum exploration, building artificial islands in the waters and failing to prevent Chinese fishermen from fishing in the zone.

The South Chi Sea is a margil sea that is part of the Pacific Ocean, encompassing an area from the Karimata and Malacca Straits to the Straits of Taiwan, of around 3.5 million sq km.

Meanwhile, Beijing released a white paper to reassert its claims over the waters. Titled “Chi Adheres to the Position of Settling Through Negotiation the Relevant Disputes Between Chi and the Philippines in the South Chi Sea”, the document said claims made by Manila were groundless. “The Philippines’ territorial claim over part of nsha Qundao is groundless from the perspectives of either history or intertiol law,” said the State Council Information Office document.

The core of the disputes between Chi and the Philippines in the South Chi Sea lies in the territorial issues caused by the Philippines’ invasion and illegal occupation of some islands and reefs of nsha Qundao in Chi, it said.

The paper claimed that nhai Zhudao (the South Chi Sea Islands) was Chi’s inherent territory and the activities of the Chinese people in the sea date back to over 2,000 years ago. The document said Chi was the first to have discovered, med, explored and exploited nhai Zhudao and relevant waters. (IANS)

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